By Kamadi Amata
Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka has arrived at Nairobi’s Serena hotel for the Azimio presidential running mate interview.
Kalonzo will appear before a seven-member selection panel to answer as to why he should be considered for the running mate position.
The Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Alliance has fronted ODM Leader Raila Odinga as its presidential flagbearer in the August 9 polls.
In a turn of events, however, Kalonzo appears to have changed his mind last minute.
He was ushered into the interview room where the seven-member panel is administering oral questions by the panel’s Secretary Elizabeth Meyo and Committee’s legal advisor Paul Mwangi.
Kalonzo’s change of heart comes a day after Kanu chairman Gideon Moi withdrew from the interviews and declared support for the Wiper party boss.
He had last week adamantly confirmed that he would not be attending the interviews, terming the process ‘demeaning to his stature.’
At least 11 candidates had been shortlisted for the Raila deputy position.
Narc-K party leader Martha Karua, Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege, Governors Hassan Joho, and Wycliffe Oparanya appeared before the Committee of eminent persons on Monday, May 9.
Others shortlisted are former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth, Agriculture CS Peter Munya, and Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui.
Former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth will be the second nominee to face the panel on day two of the interviews.