Editor's Review

Kalonzo on Tuesday skipped the Azimio la Umoja meeting led by Raila Odinga in Nairobi. 

Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka on Tuesday, January 30 failed to attend the Executive Summit of the Azimio One Kenya Coalition Party.  

Addressing the media after the meeting, DAP-K party leader Eugene Wamalwa disclosed that Kalonzo had other engagements in South Sudan and could not attend the meeting.  

Wamalwa noted that Kalonzo sent his apology and gave his blessing on the meeting to go on without his presence.

“Absent with apology was the Honorable Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka who is currently in Sudan for other engagements but who spoke to our leader this morning and sent his apologies and the meeting went on with his blessing and his views were incorporated,” Wamalwa stated. 

The meeting was attended by Raila Odinga, Martha Karua, Eugene Wamalwa Mwangi Wa Iria, Wycliffe Oparanya, Peter Munya, Jeremiah Kioni, Nderitu Murithi, George Wajackoyah, and Opiyo Wandayi. 

File image of Raila Odinga. 

Raila dismissed reports that the opposition coalition was splitting after leaders fell out.

“There has been a lot of speculation in the media that Azimio is splitting and convening meetings which have not been held that is all trash media propaganda,” Raila stated. 

Karua who also read the coalition’s statement noted that they had a robust discussion and agreed on different strategies and tactical positions.

“Azimio remains one and is here to stay committed to shared values that include accountability, integrity, public participation, good governance, respect for the rule of law, social justice, and non-discrimination,” Karua stated.

The Narc Kenya boss mentioned that the Azimio coalition will strengthen its constituent parties through member recruitment drives, delegates conferences, and PG and NEC meetings.

“All constituent parties have committed to pursuing a common program of action that addresses the challenges the country is going through and advance and defend the gains of democracy,” she added.