These Issues Will be Sorted Out, MP Maanzo Expresses Optimism Over Kalonzo's Possible Return to Azimio
During a morning TV program at KTN on 2022-05-31, one of the Wiper bigwigs Dan Maanzo revealed that his boss was having wide consultations with different parties over which path he will follow going forward as far as August elections are concerned. Maanzo also stated that there are possibilities that Kalonzo may decide to work with Raila Odinga once again in Azimio la Umoja.
Hon Dan Maanzo Advises Kalonzo Musyoka on a Coalition He Should Join, Urges Him to Drop Presidential Bid
Details emerging indicates that Wiper party leader, Hon Kalonzo Musyoka, has been advised to sacrifice his presidential ambitions and join Raila's camp. According to the report from TV 47 Kenya, Makueni Member of Parliament, Hon Dan Maanzo, has claimed that Kalonzo Musyoka is not capable of winning the presidential seat in the coming general election as his popularity is continuously diminishing.
Latest Opinion Poll on The Makueni County Senatorial Race Alleges The Preferred Candidate Ahead of The August Polls
Makueni County is a county in the former Eastern Province of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Wote, Makueni is represented in senate by the outgoing senator hon Mutula Kilonzo Junior who is eyeing for gubernatorial candidate in the county. Will Maanzo Daniel Kitonga succeed hon Kilonzo Junior?
Roots party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah has won big as a key Azimio leader has finally accepted his manifesto and the actually number of followers he has so far amassed for himself. In his statement, the Wiper party allied leader honorable Daniel Maanzo has come out to welcome Wajackoyah in their Azimio camp adding that they are in terms with his idea of legalizing marijuana but only for medicinal purposes.
Wiper party secretary general has alleged that Kiambu gubernatorial aspirants vieng under Kenya Kwanza coalition might give advantage to Jubilee aspirant and incumbent governor James Nyoro. Maanzo has warned that the rivalry amongst the Kenya Kwanza coalition aspirants will be making easy for James Nyoro to win the election.
Makueni County Governor Kivutha Kibwana is up against Makueni Member of Parliament Daniel Maanzo. With only two months till the General Election on August 9, it has become clear that an epic battle is brewing in the Ukambani region, particularly in Makueni County. Maanzo has been one of Kivutha Kibwana's harshest detractors in his Senate campaign.
Makueni senatorial race continues to heat up as the leaders who have been considered as the front runners taking to their different campaigns rallies to fire salvos at each other few weeks in to the August polls. The whole drama started after Makueni member of parliament Dan Maanzo, and who is seeking the seat under Wiper party claimed that his competitor Governor Kivutha Kibwana has nothing tangible to show the residents, and the best thing was to have him retire.
It has emerged that Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka is giving the Azimio presidential candidiate Raila Odinga a hard time. This is after the former Vice President reportedly remained adamant over returning to Azimio. Raila Odinga's camp is said to be mounting pressure on Kalonzo to rejoin the Azimio la Umoja coalition despite IEBC giving the Wiper leader green light to contest for presidency.
The latest opinion poll from Mizani Africa has confirmed of interesting results in Makueni Senate race majorly between Dan Maanzo and the governor Professor Kibutha Kibwana. The latest Poll shows that if elections happened today in Makueni Kibwana would get only 17 percent while Maanzo would win with 66 percent support.
One of the political leaders who has been pushing Kalonzo to part ways with Azimio la Umoja and go for the presidential bid as an independent has now surprised many Kenyans by changing his heart. Makueni No Dan Maanzo has even been recognized as being among the three leaders from Ukambani who incited Kalonzo not to attend the Azimio la Umoja running mate vetting incited.
The August general elections are just around the corner. The presidential hopefuls continue to increasingly sell their manifestos to Kenyans to help them get elected during August 9 this year's polls. Although the race was seen as a two horse race, there's a stiff competition now as George Wajackoyah steps in and would force a run off.
Hon Kalonzo Musyoka, the head of the Wiper Party, may shortly reassess his presidential bid and consider rejoining the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance coalition party. According to MP Hon Dan Maanzo, a close buddy and one of his legal consultants. Maanzo disclosed on KTN News on Tuesday morning what Martha Karua has done since being chosen as Odinga's running partner that may encourage Hon Kalonzo to rejoin the Azimio alliance.
According to online sources, a team is apparently discussing a power-sharing deal between Mr. Odinga and Mr. Musyoka in the event that the Wiper leader returns to the Azimio fold. However, Makueni MP Dan Maanzo has denied such allegations, claiming that there are no conversations between Kalonzo Musyoka and Azimio La Umoja and that Kalonzo Musyoka is being forced to join Azimio.
With at least 2 months to the August general election, politicians are still reorganizing themselves on how to win seats. Wiper MP Dan Maanzo now says that their boss Kalonzo Musyoka negotiations with ODM party leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta will come to an end soon.
Maanzo Speaks of Alleged Talks to Woo Kalonzo Back to Azimio Days After Retreating to His Yatta Farm
Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka's close ally Dan Maanzo has stated that there are no talks going on between the former Vice President and leaders allied to the ODM leader Raila Odinga, who is the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance flag bearer. Speaking with the Star on Friday, Maanzo said at that time, nothing had changed and that the Wiper boss was going all the way to the presidential ballot, few days after he ditched Azimio, relaunched his presidential bid, unveiled his running mate and retreated to his Yatta Farm for 'reflection.'
Earlier on Monday, May 23, 2022, rumors emerged that the Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka was seemingly on his way back to Azimio-OKA Coalition however a few hours later one of the Wiper politicians Dan Maanzo dismissed such claims. Dan Maanzo who has been one of the hardliners in Wiper reiterated that he is not aware of any decision by Kalonzo to go back to Azimio.
According to the latest poll, if elections were held today in Makueni, Kibwana would receive only 17% of the vote, whereas Maanzo would receive 66%. This is an interesting result in the Makueni Senate election, which is primarily between Dan Maanzo and Governor Kibutha Kibwana.
Mutula Kilonzo Junior, the highly vocal Makueni County Senator allied to the Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, has now been forced to come out boldly and respond to claims of misleading his party leader. Talking in response to Makau Mutua's call for Kalonzo to kick him out of his inner coner alongside Senator Wambua and Daniel Maanzo, Kilonzo Junior has urged the Azimio Spokesperson to consider following the advice by Wehliye Mohamed about them.
Photo courtesy of Former Vice president Kalonzo Musyoka and Makueni MP Hon. Dan Maanzo. Makueni MP Dan Maanzo has broke the silence over the much anticipated next move on Kalonzo Musyoka presidential bid. The legislator has been among close allies and a political strategist of the former Vice president Kalonzo Musyoka presidential bid.
Makueni Town member of parliament Dan Maanzo is among the top aides of Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka and whenever he has came out to speak, his decisions are the one that Kalonzo has appeared to use. In the make up to the naming of presidential running mates last week, Maanzo was a leading force demanding for the naming of Kalonzo Musyoka as Raila Odinga's running mate something which went as he wished.