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"We Cannot Be Begging All Time" Kalonzo's Party Sets The Record Straight On Raila's Running Mate

2022 succession politics will go into history as one of the toughest elections to be ever witnessed in Kenya where a student[Ruto] will challenge his master[Raila]. 

Both candidates have joined coalitions that will enable them to capture the top seat. For Raila, his Azimio la Umoja coalition seems to be giving him nightmares when it comes to power-sharing and naming his running mate.

Among those in Raila's coalition is Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka who has maintained that he accepts nothing but to be named as Raila's deputy a move that sparked debate.

The question in people's minds is, what will happen if Kalonzo is denied the running mate slot? According to sources, Kalonzo's party [Wiper] has come up with a new strategy should Odinga not name him as his running mate.

On Monday Wiper National Executive Council (NEC) approved Kalonzo to vie for the presidency as the party has collected more than 2000 signatures across all the twenty-four counties in Kenya.

"We agreed that the signature collection should start immediately and complete by Thursday, we are looking ahead. We cannot be begging all the time. We are ahead of the game, " said Mutula Kilonzo Junior who is Wiper vice chairman.

The above move by Wiper will complicate Odinga's chances of succeeding Uhuru should Kalonzo heed his party's advice and be on the ballot come August 9.

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