NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24 – Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka says he should be the presidential candidate for the G7 Alliance.
Speaking after the Wiper Democratic Movement received its certificate of full registration, Musyoka argued that he was the most senior politician in the alliance.
He insisted that that his Wiper party affiliated to the G7 alliance will soon be back at the Registrar’s office to deposit a coalition agreement.
“It is no secret who my associates are but we must as associates sit down and in good faith decide who is going to be the flag bearer; if you look at it there is a big brother in it and he should be given the go-ahead,” said the VP amid cheers from his supporters.
Others in the alliance who have declared interest in the presidency are Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, Eldoret North MP William Ruto of the United Republican party and Justice Minister Eugene Wamalwa of New Ford Kenya.
The VP said that Wiper Democratic Movement was ready to partner with like-minded parties that have similar policies and manifestos.
Musyoka has assured that the party will be going out to recruit over two million members ahead of the elections.
He disclosed that the party will open offices in all the constituencies besides those already existing in counties.
“The journey begins in earnest now to get as many members as we possibly can in the next two months. It’s not about compliance anymore… we already have the certificate,” he reiterated.
The VP at the same time assured that his party will stand for peace and reconciliation in the country and continue with the fight against corruption, creation of jobs for the youth and elimination of tribalism.
So far, 35 parties have applied for full registration whereas only 10 have been granted full registration.
Those already registered and issued with certificates are NARC Kenya, the National Vision Party (NVP), the Labour party of Kenya (LPK), the Grand National Union (GNU), United Democratic Forum (UDF) the Restore and Build Kenya Party (RBK), the Party of Independent Candidates (PICK), the Kenyan National Congress (KNC), Party of National Unity (PNU) and now the Wiper Democratic Movement.
Acting political parties Registrar Lucy Ndung’u clarified that the verification of members of political parties will continue as parties continue to recruit more members.
Ndung’u said: “We will continue updating our records as parties continue recruiting more members; it will not stop with registration.”
Political parties are required by the Political Parties Act to present their papers for registration by April 30
Musyoka was accompanied by Members of Parliament Philip Kaloki, Victor Munyaka, Daniel Muoki, Charles Nyamai, Shakila Abdalla and Mohamed Affey among other party officials.