Jubilee party Vice Chairman David Murathe has asked Wiper Movement leader Kalonzo Musyoka not to run for Presidency come 2022.
Instead, Murathe wants Kalonzo, whose party is a member of the NASA coalition, to step aside and let Kenyans make ODM party leader Raila Odinga a one term President.
In an exclusive interview with KTN last evening, Murathe said it is time to reward Raila for all his struggles and sacrifices for the country’s democratic growth and progress.
Raila would then be a one-term transitional president who will clear the way for generation change in Kenya’s political order. Murathe is listed among the eight men shaping President Uhuru Kenyatta succession politics.
According to him, it should by now be a forgone conclusion that Raila will be on the ballot.
“Untill Kalonzo moves from the Nasa coalition, what we are doing is co-operating. Just like we are co-operating with ODM. I don’t know what the arrangement is on the Nasa side but if you ask me I would like him (Kalonzo) to also let Raila run,” he said.
In an interview with Daily Nation last month, Kalonzo said he has a secret pact with Raila on how they will work together in 2022.
He said the pact is separate from the 2017 National Super Alliance (Nasa) coalition agreement that included Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi, Ford-Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula and Chama Cha Mashinani’s Isaac Ruto.
According to Kalonzo, even though Nasa is dead, he has signed an agreement with Raila on how they will approach the 2022 elections.
He however, refused to disclose details of the deal, but said it was entered into without the knowledge of the other Nasa principals.
ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna later dismissed the claims, saying that ODM had no any political deal with Kalonzo ahead of 2022.
Kalonzo however, maintained that his deal with Raila was intact, arguing that he was sober while making his claims in the interview with Daily Nation.