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Kalonzo To Take Oath Of Office On 28th Feb

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka will take an oath as the Deputy People’s President on February 28 at Uhuru Park.


Kalonzo was derided as a watermelon and a coward after he failed to take the oath with Raila Odinga on January 30.

It is understood that the other co-principals, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula have also agreed to attend.

Top NASA officials confirmed on Monday that Kalonzo’s oath would be one of the items of the first People’s Convention’s agenda which will focus on the referendum.

Kalonzo’s lieutenants confirmed the oath plan but remained cagey on the finer details.

There was a meeting at Wiper yesterday and the swearing-in of Kalonzo is in the pipeline.

But Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior confirmed the plan, saying “There are a few issues they are sorting out as principals first, but he will be sworn in.”

Wiper Executive Director Jared Siso said Kalonzo’s oath is being handled at NASA’s summit level and it is the principals who will give directions.

“The official position is that until the principals have agreed on the date and exact details then he will be sworn-in,” Siso said.

During a press conference last week, Kalonzo denied claims that he is coward and announced that he is ready for the oath once some outstanding issues are sorted out.

“How I wish I was able to do it [take the oath] right now. Taking the oath is not an issue. We are not cowards,” Kalonzo said.


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