Wiper: We are in Azimio to stay, won't work with Kenya Kwanza

He spoke in the wake of the fallout in Jubilee Party and ODM, affiliate parties in Azimio, which they claim have been orchestrated by President Ruto.

A National Executive Meeting last week resolved to kick out secretary general Jeremiah Kioni and vice chair David Murathe. EALA legislator Kanini Kega was picked as interim secretary general while Eldas MP Adan Keynan was picked as acting vice chair.

ODM had at least six of its MPs meet Ruto at State House in what was termed an act of betrayal by party leader Raila Odinga.

Kalonzo said Wiper will continue to take part in the ongoing people's baraza spearheaded by Raila to keep the government in check and push for meaningful electoral reforms.

The Wiper leader said they are also pushing the government to address the high cost of living. Some Jubilee MPs have pledged to work with Ruto after they kick out Murathe and Kioni. Kalonzo, however, said his brigade would not work with the government.

He added that they had been approached several times to visit State House but had rejected it as it is illegal and unconstitutional.

On the current economic crunch, Kalonzo lashed out at the government for 'lying' to Kenyans.

He accused the government of feeding the country with GMO food while maize in parts of the country continues to rot in stores.

"Today, Mama Mboga cannot pay rent, the boda boda operators can barely fuel their motorbikes while the average mwananchi is overburdened by taxes," he said.

Kalonzo revisited the last general election, saying their victory was stolen by the IEBC and compromised by the Supreme Court.

"We thank the people who voted for Azimio," he said.

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