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Could Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka be making a return to Parliament?
By Robert Abong'o | Updated Nov 23, 2017 at 09:55 EAT
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Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka
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Could Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka be making a return to Parliament?

Kalonzo is currently is Germany attending to his sick wife

Mwingi North Member of Parliament Paul Musyimi Nzengu on Monday picked application forms for the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA), sparking massive speculation over Wiper Democratic Movement leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s future in politics.

The former Vice President who served for five years between 2008 and 2013, has had his own share of political misfortunes, the latest one still fresh in our minds, losing the August 8th poll before the Supreme Court went on to invalidate it.

Kalonzo represented Mwingi North constituency for 28 years and could return to the political scene as an MP if a vacancy arises.

The vacancy would be created if Nzengu is selected by the EALA, which would give an opportunity to Kalonzo to vie in the subsequent by-election.

Kakamega Woman Representative Elsie Muhanda was also an applicant.

After nominations end on Friday, applicants will be vetted by MPs and only nine slots are available.

According to The Star, some Wiper officials have started deliberating on Nzengu’s resignation, which would allow Kalonzo to vie in the by-election.

Nzengu denied having discussed the issue with anyone, telling The Star, We will cross that bridge when we get there. That debate is not relevant for now.

He also said that he doesn’t think Kalonzo would request his resignation but would make a decision at the best time. He had earlier stated that he had picked the forms on behalf of the Wiper leader’s Personal Assistant.

Kalonzo is currently in Europe, Germany attending to his sick wife and has not communicated on the matter yet. 

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