By Paul Mutua and VPPS
Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka has said he is confident of succeeding President Kibaki after the forthcoming General Election.
Kalonzo said he was in the process of talking with key political leaders across the country to form a formidable alliance, which will win the polls with a big margin, thus leaving no room for disputes.
“We are holding extensive discussions with former Tourism Minister Najib Balala, United Republican Party (URP) leader William Ruto, we are also talking with Uhuru Kenyatta and all those within G7 and outside,” he said.
Kalonzo was speaking after attending a church function at the Global Worship Centre, Kiserian in Kajiado County, on Sunday.
His comments followed a plea by Limuru legislator Peter Mwathi, who had earlier said that it was important for the Vice-President, Uhuru, Ruto and others to talk and agree on one candidate.
“I remember last year we had discussed and agreed and even now, I say you talk and agree to go in one room, discuss amongst yourselves until those of us who are outside see white smoke, a signal that you have agreed,” said Mwathi Mwala MP Daniel Muoki and Kajiado North parliamentary aspirant Moses ole Sakuda attended the function.
Meanwhile, Defence Assistant minister David Musila took his campaigns for Kitui County senate post to Water minister Charity Ngilu’s political backyard and asked her to stop belittling and undermining the Vice-President.
Musila said Kambaland was bigger than any individual, adding that the manner in which local politicians handled the community’s political destiny in public was critical.
The Mwingi South MP met various leaders at Katulani shopping centre in Ngilu’s Kitui Central constituency, at the weekend, where he received overwhelming backing for his senate bid.
The assistant minister called on Ngilu to respect other leaders, saying it was unfair to heap blame for everything negative on Kalonzo.