A lot of Kenyans were not surprised after Honourable Kalonzo Musyoka announced his bid for the presidency. This is after Honourable Raila Odinga announced Martha Karua as his deputy in the presidential bid. Even though this was expected by Kalonzo's supporters as he showed that if he would not get the deputy president's position, he would vie for the presidency seat. Even though Kalonzo might have made a huge stride by announcing his bid for the presidency seat, he might not get the opportunity to run for the position. Here are some reasons why.Photo courtesy.
1. He does not have a party to run with.
Even though honourable Kalonzo showed his interest to run for the presidential seat with the wiper ticket, this might not be possible. This is because the Wiper party is still a member of the Azimio coalition as it has not exited the coalition legally. It might take about 6 months for the wiper party to exit from the coalition hence Kalonzo might not vie. The only other option is to look for another party.
2. He cannot contest as an independent candidate.
Since honourable Kalonzo might not be able to view using the Wiper ticket, his next option might be an independent candidate. Even though this option might look promising, it may not be possible because the IEBC already cleared independent presidential candidates. This means that Honourable Kalonzo Musyoka might not have many options but to support the azimio coalition.
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