WIPER LEADER READY TO TAKE THE OATH – POSSIBLY
As the Kenya Forum reported yesterday Wiper leader and sometime ‘Co-principal’ of the NASA opposition, Kalonzo Musyoka, was in two minds (depending which press report or ‘insider’ you read or listened to) whether or not he was ready to take the oath as ‘the People’s Deputy President’ following Raila Odinga’s ‘swearing-in’ on January 30, an event Kalonzo failed to turn up to.
Everything has now been clarified in true Kalonzo Musyoka/Wiper fashion.
Speaking to the Wiper Women’s League forum in Athi River yesterday, Kalonzo said he was ready to be sworn in and that he “was not afraid”.
However, he warned the audience that there should be no rush to be sworn in and that, “We need serious analysis of the situation before I take the oath”.
As for the speculation, indeed the NASA statement made in the last couple of days that Kalonzo would be bible in hand on February 28 to take the oath, he said this was a story being put about by Jubilee to cause disunity in the NASA coalition.
KALONZO: REPORTS ‘INACCURATE’
So Kalonzo Musyoka might not be sworn in at the end of February? Possibly not, according to the Wiper leader. The date, apparently, will be announced publicly by the coaltion’s leadership at some time… after the principals have consulted further over some tricky issues.
Just to be clear, Kalonzo said that suggestions he would be sworn in at a convention somewhere in Nairobi at the end of the month were inaccurate.
One statement made by Kalonzo at the Athi River meeting that seems to have gone largely unnoticed is his assertion that both he and Raila Odinga knew that the taking of such an oath was “unconstitutional”. He didn’t elaborate as to how a former Vice-President of the Republic of Kenya could knowingly take part in something that was against the Constitution.