In Summary
  • Mr Musyoka noted that the handshake between opposition leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta has not affected his ambition.
  • The Wiper Democratic Movement leader noted, however, that he will continue working with the government to transform the country.

  • A section of Wiper legislators have asked Mr Odinga to support Mr Musyoka's 2022 presidential bid.

  • Meanwhile, a section of Coast MPs have blasted ODM for summoning defiant MPs who have pledged to support Deputy President William Ruto in the next race for the top seat.

Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka said on Saturday that he is still in the 2022 presidential race.

He noted that the handshake between opposition leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta has not affected his ambition.

CANAAN

“The journey to Canaan is still there,” Mr Musyoka said in Wundanyi, Taita Taveta County, during a thanksgiving meeting for member of parliament (MP) Danson Mwashako.

He added: “My friend Raila said they reached River Jordan and saw crocodiles. Recently, Mr Ruto said that nowhere in the Bible does it say there are crocodiles in River Jordan."

The Wiper Democratic Movement leader noted, however, that he will continue working with the government to transform the country.

Mr Musyoka said his party recognises the leadership of President Kenyatta. He said Wiper resolved to embrace the handshake for peaceful coexistence, which he said had been on the verge of falling apart due to the disputed general election.

Regarding the war on corruption, the politician said he fully supports the president’s resolve as he will deliver the country against the vice which has robbed Kenyans of development.

“I told President Kenyatta that if he blinks now, he cannot talk of a legacy,” he said, adding the president should stand firm and leave no stone unturned in the bid to see the guilty punished.

“Nobody should be spared. Nobody should be above the law."

At the function, Mr Musyoka launched the constituencies' strategic plan for 2018 to 2022.

PRESSURE

A section of Wiper legislators have asked Mr Odinga to support Mr Musyoka's 2022 presidential bid.

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