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Azimio candidates attend first inaugural meeting

By Erastus Mulwa - Aug 13th 2022

Azimio la Umoja running mate Martha Karua and Wiper Party leader Kalonzo chaired the coalition’s inaugural conference at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).

The event kicked off on Saturday, August 13, at 10:00am.

The meeting brought together all candidates in the coalition, who were successfully elected in Tuesday’s polls.

This comes four days after Kenyans went to the ballot to elect the leaders who will hold various political seats for the next five years.

While addressing the media before making his way to the conference, Kalonzo said that the meeting was to give room for the elected candidates to interact amongst themselves.

“We are here to know each other and celebrate each other and at the same time assure the country that we know where we are heading,” said Kalonzo who was accompanied by a host of newly elected politicians.

An inside source has revealed to The Standard in confidence that the conference was aimed at reviewing the Raila-led coalition’s performance in the just concluded polls.

Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga did not attend the event.

The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party’s presidential candidate William Ruto also applauded all candidates elected on his Kenya Kwanza ticket.

Through his official Twitter page, the incumbent Deputy President lauded the performance of women who have broken the glass ceiling in politics by trouncing men to get elected to various political seats.

“In particular, we celebrate the many women who have broken barriers to climb the political ladder. Best wishes as you embark on your new responsibilities. Hustlers are counting on you,” Ruto said.

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