Kanu Party Leader Gideon Moi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetangula were conspicuously missing during the launch of Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s Secretariat on Monday, August 9, 2021.
Speaking during the launch of his secretariat dubbed the Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka (SKM) Command Centre in Karen, Kalonzo insisted that he had a full house despite the absence of Gideon Moi and Wetangula.
He was early to dismiss any speculations that could arise from the absence of his One Kenya Alliance (OKA) counterparts.
Wiper Party Kalonzo Musyoka during One Kenya Alliance meeting at Hermosa Gardens in Karen on Tuesday, July 20, 2021KENYANS.CO.KE
“For those ney-sayers who think that Weta [sic] is not here or that Senator Gideon Moi is not here, I want you to know that they have sent their representatives,” stated the former Vice President.
Kalonzo disclosed that although the two were not physically present, the two had sent representatives.
Wetangula was represented by Ford Kenya Secretary-General Chris Wamalwa while Kanu was represented by the party’s Executive Director George Wainaina.
In addition, the Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi also had to leave the launch to attend another event.
According to the Wiper Party leader, Mudavadi had to attend a dinner event that could not be postponed.
Kalonzo launched his presidential secretariat and presidential bid exactly a year before next year’s general election.
In June , Kenya’s special envoy to South Sudan hinted that he would run for president. Kalonzo was on record stating that he would be ‘stupid’ to support the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga three times in a row.
Earlier, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Wafula Chebukati announced that next year’s presidential poll will be held on August 9, 2022.
Wiper officially announced its exit from the National Super Alliance (NASA) on July 26. ODM withdrew from the coalition three days later on July 29.