It is now official: Baringo senator Gideon Moi, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and Wiper party leader, Kalonzo Musyoka have concluded negotiations that will see both Mudavadi and Kalonzo support Gideon’s bid for the presidency in next year’s general election.
Sources have indicated that the decision to propel former President Moi’s son to succeed Uhuru Kenyatta has been a well-guarded secret that was born out of the March 2018 handshake between Uhuru and Raila, which identified the Kanu chairman as a the ‘ideal bet’ to secure both business and political interests of Odinga and Kenyatta families after the two retire from active politics.
Both Uhuru and Raila’s operatives have been working round the clock to erect roadblocks aimed at slowing down deputy president, William Ruto whose hustler movement political fever is sweeping across the country.
According to reliable sources, Kalonzo, who is infamously known for his fence-sitting political gimmicks, has been toying with the option of joining the Ruto camp after it emerged that both Uhuru and Raila had settled on Mudavadi as the suitable deputy president-designate for Gideon.
However, Kalonzo’s frantic efforts to endear himself to Ruto have been futile after having burnt his bridges with the DP, whom he has been accusing of being notoriously corrupt.
Consequently, Kalonzo has reportedly agreed to settle on the position of the Speaker of the National Assembly should the next year’s elections be held in the current political arrangement. “Now that the future of BBI appears uncertain due to widespread apprehension by majority of Kenyans, Kalonzo has been advised to consider the position of the Speaker of the National Assembly,” the source said.
The source noted that the decision was informed by the fact that Mudavadi comes from the more populous Western frontier unlike Kalonzo’s lower Eastern vote bloc which appears already split.
On Tuesday, Kalonzo hosted Gideon and Musalia in Machakos town for a rally to launch campaigns for Agnes Kavindu Muthama, who is the Wiper’s candidate for the senatorial by election slated for March 18th.