Kalonzo: I also want to go and see Mzee Moi
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka says he wants to meet retired president Daniel arap Moi following a meeting between the former head of state and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
Mr Musyoka however downplayed the meeting between the two leaders at Moi’s Kabarak home on Thursday, saying it had nothing to do with 2022 succession politics.
At the same time, he called on Mr Odinga to push for the formation of a new electoral commission before the 2022 polls, following his handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta. He said the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) was tainted.
“I must congratulate my brother Raila Odinga because I saw him going to see Mzee Moi. I also want to go and see Mzee Moi. We must now open this space. We also must respect our elders and go and seek their opinion,” Mr Musyoka said while addressing journalists at the airport after his election observer mission at Azerbaijan.
According to him, the media was reading too much into the meeting between Mr Odinga and Mr Moi.
“Raila going to see Mzee Moi is a very good thing. I will try and seek appointment and do so, and other people will do the same. I think Uhuru should also go to see Mzee Moi because I do not think he saw him after he came back from Israel,” he said. “We must show that we care even for the older statesmen. If you read something beyond that, I really do not understand.”
Mr Musyoka expressed his satisfaction with a case facing IEBC chief executive Ezra Chiloba, saying he expected more from Mr Odinga and Mr Kenyatta.
“We must say ‘no’ to stolen elections in this country and in the African region. While I was away, I see that Chiloba has been brought into account. I think that they should tell us more,” he said.
The Wiper leader said the country cannot go into another election with Mr Chiloba and IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati in office.
“If there is going to be a meaning in the handshake, I look forward to having a new commission. We cannot go into an election in 2022 or even before with Chebukati and Chiloba at the helm. The current commission is worse than that of Issack Hassan,” said Mr Musyoka.
Meanwhile, he called on the senators to reconsider Mr Moses Wetang’ula’s ouster as the Senate minority leader, saying the issue had brought a lot of pain not only to the Ford-Kenya leader but also to others around him.