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Kalonzo While In Nairobi Asks Raila Odinga To Drop Bid For State House, Cites Pact.

Before committing to competing with ODM leader Raila Odinga in the August 9 presidential election, Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka is demanding a reworking of the Azimio la Umoja coalition engagement criteria.

Kalonzo recently whipped out a "secret deal" he claimed to have signed with Raila in the run-up to the 2017 elections, which states that the ODM leader will not run for president regardless of whether he wins or loses.

Raila, he claimed, had agreed to prepare the way for him after the 2017 elections. He now wants to use the failed arrangement as the basis for further talks with Raila, Azimio's presumed presidential candidate.

While reciting what he described as a personal statement, Kalonzo stated that only four persons were aware of the details of the pact: Raila, Prof Makau Mutua, Prof Kivutha Kibwana, and himself. He now wants Raila to honor the agreement, which would automatically prohibit him from running for president.

In effect, Kalonzo wants to be the leader of the larger coalition, which he proposes be dubbed the Azimio One Kenya Alliance.

"I urge political leaders and other leaders to honor their written pledges because it sets a positive example for current and future generations," he said.

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