Registrar Asks IEBC Not to Clear Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka to Run For Presidency in August Elections.
Registrar of Political Parties has written to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission asking the body not to clear Kalonzo to run for the presidency on a Wiper party ticket.
The Office of Registrar of Political Parties urged that Wiper was still a member of the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party and therefore can’t vie on Wiper’s ticket.
Kalonzo bolted from the coalition on Monday, May 16 after Raila Odinga failed to pick him as his running mate.
The Wiper leader announced his presidential bid on the same day, picking Andrew Sunkuli as his running mate.
Registrar Asks IEBC Not to Clear Kalonzo
In the letter to IEBC, Registrar of Political Parties, Ann Nderitu, stated that Kalonzo’s Wiper had not left the coalition party and hence cannot front a candidate in the August 9 polls.
The agreement bars any party to leave the coalition six months to the General Election or three months after the election.
Kalonzo is said to be seeking advice on whether he could still run for the presidency while still being legally bound by the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party pact.
He’s exploring loopholes in the agreement and is hell-bent on frustrating the Azimio after the coalition’s flag bearer, Raila Odinga, settled on Martha Wangari Karua, as his running mate.
Kalonzo had threatened to walk out if Raila failed to choose him as his running mate.
“There is no power-sharing structure, which is the basis of any negotiations or any coalition arrangement of working together. Without a power-sharing agreement, which is registered with the Registrar of Political Parties, everything else is a nullity.
Kalonzo, who was promised the Chief Minister’s role by Raila, wants the role signed on paper.
KANU’s chairman Gideon Moi is reported to have been sent to talk Kalonzo into agreeing to rejoin the coalition and is said to be nd is demanding a 30 percent stake in the government.
KANU’s Gideon Moi is reported to have been sent to talk Kalonzo into agreeing to rejoin the coalition and support Raila’s candidature.