Wiper Party Leader Dr. Kalonzo Musyoka has threatened to field Prof. Philip Kaloki as Wiper Candidate for Nairobi Gubernatorial seat if Jubilee doesn’t pick the former KMTC Chairman as their candidate’s running mate as agreed with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
While addressing member of press at the SKM Command Center in Karen the former Vice President alluded that there was an agreement that Azimio – OKA would have ODM field Senator and Women Rep while Jubilee gets Governor and Wiper the Deputy Governor slot.
The Wiper Party Leader however warned that should Jubilee fail to honour the deal, Wiper is ready to have Kaloki as their gubernatorial candidate. “Wiper is a very strong Party in the City County of Nairobi politics. We have the capacity to have our own governor candidate to the wire. But because of Azimio OKA Coalition we deferred to our brothers in Jubilee” said Kalonzo. “If you people come up with a formulation where Prof. Kaloki is not a running mate to whoever you people pick as Jubilee candidate, we will run Kaloki to the wire” he warned.
Kalonzo revealed that he turned ODM’s Gubernatorial candidate Tim Wanyonyi who sort to work with Wiper’s Kaloki down despite his willingness to deputize the Professor of economics.This comes after Raila and a handful of Azimio affiliated political parties tried to sneak in amendments that would remove zoning. He dismissed the Westland MP on grounds that his Party Leader Raila was opposed to such approaches.
On his part Richard Ngatia who was the main guest in the meeting that was attended by top Wiper leaders called for concensus “We quickly need to have a sitting and a negotiation within us so that be the time we have that conversation concensus we are ready to accept what the Wiper Party Leader (Kalonzo) will offer us”.
He however acknowledged that they have together with Prof. Kaloki had high level meetings with the former Vice President. The chamber of commerce President who allegedly enjoys a cordial relationship with both Kalonzo and Kaloki pledged to work closely with Wiper and ensure that Azimio-OKA coalition shall have one candidate to face their common enemy.
This statements were echoed by Prof. Kaloki who admitted that they have a structured work plan and that Ngatia will be his Governor while he plays a second fiddle.