Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka is back to Azimio One Kenya Coalition.
Kalonzo’s move comes amid tension in his party over his next move after he presented his presidential candidature.
“After wide consultation with the party leadership, the clergy and professionals, I have decided to accept with humility and appreciation my nomination as a Chief Minister in the Azimio One Kenya Coalition,” said Kalonzo.
Kalonzo noted that giving way has earned him more admirers across the country.
After wide consultation with the party leadership, the clergy and professionals, I have decided to accept with humility and appreciation my nomination as a Chief Minister in the Azimio One Kenya CoalitionKalonzo Musyoka
“I also wish to congratulate Martha Karua on her nomination as the Deputy President nominee for the coalition,” he added.
He pledged full support for Raila and Karua, saying he will get back to the campaign trail for the to ensure Azimio win.
Kalonzo said his move to rejoin Raila and Karua was motivated by the need to make the best choice during the August 9, polls.
He said Kenyans are faced with two choices; one side is the Azimio team targeting united prosperous Kenya, and the other side an unthinkable vision.
“Deeply, we understand that the Kenyan households are reeling under the burden of high cost of living hence in our manifesto, we were intentional in escalating economic growth under the 24 hour economy,” he said.
He mentioned rolling out of free secondary education.
“These dreams would not die here,” he noted.
Kalonzo said Andrew Sunkuli whom he had appointed as his running mate has moved with him into Azimio.
“We are also going to defer his ambition, but what I want to promise is that where I will be, my brother Andrew will be,” he added.
“Giving way gives you way into becoming a greater person tomorrow. I shall stand with you in the decision you have taken,” said Sunkuli.
“Today you have subordinated your ambitions and dreams for the sake of people of Kenya,” said Kanu Chairman Gideon Moi.