Allies of Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka now claim that the 2027 presidential race might end up being too hard for him if he continues lazing around.
Kalonzo has since declared his interest in the top seat in the next general election, a candidacy that will see him battle it out with President William Ruto, who will most likely be seeking another term at the helm.
But the former Vice President is now being warned that unless he begins his own campaigns as early as now, he will have it hard beating Ruto, whom they have noticed has began his 2027 campaigns.
They have realized that Ruto is once again on the campaign trail, and are advising that Kalonzo's only option is to follow suit and begin popularizing his candidacy if he is to stand any chance.
“The other side (Ruto’s) seems to be in full campaign mode. They have not exited the campaign stage. They are campaigning and strategizing and making promises instead of fulfilling the ones that they made,” Kitui senator Enoch Wambua told The Star.
The senator is among the Ukambani politicians considered to have Kalonzo's ear.
His observation has been echoed by Kitui Central MP Makali Mulu, also a Kalonzo ally, who says that it is time Kalonzo began demonstrating to Kenyans that he is finally serious about the presidency.
“Let him go out and talk to Kenyans and ask them to give him votes. If Raila sees it fit to support him, so it be. But it is time Kalonzo steps out and started talking to Kenyans and consolidate his support,” he says.
Should he vie in 2027, Kalonzo will have taken his second shot at the seat, after his flopped bid of 2007, where he appeared third.
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