My Pick For NASA Flag Bearer Was Isaac Ruto, Kalonzo Reveals
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has revealed that his choice for NASA presidential flag bearer was Bomet Governor, Isaac Ruto.
Speaking on Radio Citizen, Kalonzo disclosed that after several closed door meetings with his counterparts Musalia Mudavadi of ANC, Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula and Governor Isaac Ruto of Chama Cha Mashinani, the principals agreed to throw their weight of ODM leader Raila Odinga although his choice was Isaac Ruto.
“Let me disclose that initially I had proposed and was pushing for Governor Isaac Ruto to be our presidential flag bearer as a compromised candidate as I deputize him but my colleagues were not ready for that. I was also ready to deputize any other principal,” he said.
Kalonzo said that he was satisfied with the position he was offered in the NASA power sharing deal. “Personally I am contented with the number two in command position. It is a very powerful position,” said Kalonzo.
Kalonzo further said that his name will be in the 2022 presidential race as Raila agreed to be a one-term president if elected in the August 8 general elections.
“Everyone knew that Kalonzo-Mudavadi pair was to send Jubilee home. My brother (Raila) pleaded with us to support him, promising to serve for only one term and we said yes so long he keeps the promise,” added the Wiper leader.
Kalonzo defended the NASA power sharing deal dismissing claims that Amani National Coalition leader Musalia Mudavadi, Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula and Bomet governor Isaac were offered non-existent position adding that they will further have a referendum to give them more powerful positions.