One thing people have come to appreciate about diplomatic Kalonzo is his ability to do political scheming in silence surprising political foes.
His journey towards the highest office on land seems to have started in earnest. Many people were worried that the Wiper Leader had gone into a lull only to realize he was doing a lot of work in the background.
Kalonzo has made it clear he will not deputize Raila for a third time. He has given Raila all the votes in a block but Raila has failed to capitalize on that to clinch victory. The son of Ukambani has decided to show Ruto and Raila how it’s done.
Kalonzo started this journey by decapitating Ruto’s UDA even before it was officially launched.
When Kalonzo took the bull by the horns and fronted Kavindu to vie against Ngengele, the battle lines were drawn.
He humiliated Muthama the UDA chairman in his own backyard.
No matter who wins in Machakos, UDA has been completely banished from Ukambani and Eastern Region. Kalonzo is a genius.
The next step towards State House was making a powerful coalition.
Kalonzo is aiming to make a more powerful coalition than that of 2002 that took power from Moi.
He has already brought Gideon Moi, Moses Wetangula and Musalia Mudavadi to the fold. Soon other big names will join the coalition and a win in 2002 is guaranteed.
Kalonzo’s diplomatic nature and political suaveness makes him acceptable to many communities in Kenya and that’s why every politician wants to work with him.