Odinga on Monday promised to make the former Vice President his Chief Cabinet Minister, an equivalent of the Prime Minister, should he form next government.
And though Kalonzo, angry for not being named running mate, launched his bid, his insiders have given an image of a man keen on returning to Azimio.
His condition, however, is that the Azimio Coalition agreement be amended to include the new position, apparently to avoid being short changed afterwards.
His very close ally and Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr has confirmed these rumours and admitted that the condition is all about trust.
“What our leader is being promised is hot air. It is not captured anywhere. How can we trust that?” the youthful and vocal senator told The Star.
The ongoing talks, it is reported, are why Kalonzo, despite earlier threatening to move to court to seek Wiper's exit from Azimio, is yet to do the same.
Borabu MP Ben Momanyi, another ally of his, told the paper that they don't intend to leave Azimio, and that Kalonzo might ultimately rejoin Raila.
“The Wiper party is still in Azimio Coalition Party. It cannot withdraw as of now, the current situation notwithstanding. Everything will be ironed out amicably. Let’s focus on August 9 poll,” he said.
If things go well for Raila, then Kalonzo could be seen dropping his presidential bid and his running mate Andrew Sunkuli to work again under Mr Odinga.
But this would be a major blow to the rival camp led by Deputy President William Ruto, whose members have been mocking Raila for losing Kalonzo.
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