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Kalonzo: I Convinced President Kibaki On Uhuru’s Appointment as DP

Former Deputy President and Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka has revealed his role in the appointment of President Uhuru Kenyatta as Deputy Prime Minister during President Mwai Kibaki’s second term.

Speaking during a luncheon on Thursday, October 7, Kalonzo stated that Kibaki was hesitant to appoint another Kikuyu to high office.

“Mzee Kibaki was a nationalist, he told me Vice President, you want me to appoint another Kikuyu?

“You remember the Kofi Anna Talks when Raila appointed Mudavadi… and then I was in PNU alliance with Kibaki… I told him, yes! And Uhuru became the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Trade, and eventually, the Minister for Finance,” Kalonzo stated.

There was a rift in Kibaki’s kitchen Cabinet on who between Narc- Kenya leader Martha Karua, George Saitori, and Kenyatta would be appointed as Deputy Prime Minister (DPM).

Those on Kenyatta’s argued that his family wealth had played a major role in Kibaki’s re-election while those in favour of Karua argued she had been loyal to the then President and defended him fearlessly.

The Wiper leader lightly implied that the current President owes him one.

Kalonzo also took the opportunity to rally Kenyans to come out and vote during the 2022 presidential elections.

The luncheon was between OKA principals and Mt Kenya leaders

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