Kalonzo Was Promised 20% of the Azimio Government, But He Turned Down the Offer; Kivutha Kibwana Has Revealed.
Makueni Governor Prof Kivutha Kibwana has revealed the Lucrative Deal Kalonzo Musyoka walked out of.
Speaking today Wednesday, May 18 on Musyi FM radio, Kivutha revealed Raila Odinga, had offered Wiper leader a 20 percent stake in Cabinet should they win the August 9 election.
He further revealed Mr. Musyoka was promised several government appointments as well as 1,500 kilometres of bitumen roads in the Lower Eastern region.
The Makueni governor who’s now contesting for the senatorial seat in Makueni walked out of a deal that was guaranteed to benefit the people of the Ukambani region.
Kibwana’s revelations come after former State House Chief of Staff, Nzioka Waita made the same claims in a statement dated Tuesday, May 17.
Waita noted that Kalonzo was promised a 20 percent stake in the Azimio government in addition to other appointments.
According to Waita, Mr. Odinga had offered Mr. Musyoka a number of dams and piped water that would go a long way in addressing the perennial water shortage in the Ukambani region.
Mr. Musyoka was also offered three-level six hospitals that would be built in the counties of Machakos, Makueni, and Kitui which are his strongholds, bringing together over 1.2 million voters.
Kivutha and Waita accuse the Wiper leader of being selfish by walking out of a deal that would benefit the whole community.
In yesterday’s meeting, a section of Ukambani leaders – who met with Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Executive Director, Mr. Raphael Tuju, maintained that they were still in Azimio and the move by Mr. Musyoka to leave the political faction was personal.
They vowed Ukambani aspirants would relentlessly campaign for Mr. Odinga in his quest to become the country’s fifth President.
Kalonzo Musyoka ended his engagement with Azimio on Monday, May 16, opting to run for the presidency under his Wiper party.
He accused Raila Odinga of failing to pick him as his running mate.
Mr. Odinga settled on Martha Karua as his running mate for the August general elections.