By Kamadi Amata
Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has brought up ghosts of a deal he struck with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in 2017 when the two formed the National Super Alliance (NASA).
The Wiper leader has said that he is ready to work with ODM leader Raila Odinga again.
Speaking on Tuesday at the Kalonzo Musyoka Command Centre, Kalonzo said that this time, however, negotiations must be structured.
The deal, Kalonzo revealed, was that Raila would be the coalition’s presidential candidate and Kalonzo his running mate for one term. Kalonzo would then be the head in 2022.
“This agreement will remain valid until the 2022 elections whether or not NASA wins the 2017 Presidential elections,” the agreement signed on April 30, 2017 states.
“As we begin the fresh round of political negotiation in our country, I have been compelled to release this document due to the often said statement that I am an indecisive kingmaker and that I would be a fool to support Raila Odinga for the third time,” he said.
He accused Raila of failing to honour their 2017 coalition agreement under the National Super Alliance (Nasa).
The Wiper leader claimed that by declaring himself as a presidential candidate, Mr. Odinga had inadvertently breached their existing agreement.
“For Odinga to accept to be the ODM flag bearer he has performed an irreparable material breach of the contract,” Mr. Kalonzo said.
But Mr. Kalonzo now says he is ready to renegotiate the terms of engagement with ODM leader Raila Odinga, ahead of the August polls, but with a catch.
The former vice president said he is willing to reunite with Raila but on condition that he agrees to commit to the document they secretly signed in the lead up to the 2017 polls.
At the same time, Kalonzo said President Uhuru Kenyatta should lead the talks between him and Raila.
The Wiper leader further castigated Prof. Makau Mutua who is stated as the repository of the contract, for acting in breach of contract due to the lawyer’s recent support of Odinga’s presidential bid.
“I have tried to have Prof. Makau Mutua to have a meeting with Odinga, Makau is in breach of the document,” he said.