Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka claimed Vice President William Ruto orchestrated a plan to revoke his wife’s official car after the Jubilee government took power in 2013.
Speaking to journalists on Thursday, August 4, Kalonzo said the plan was to frustrate him for supporting former Prime Minister Raila in the 2013 general election.
Furthermore, Wiper’s party leader added that the DP was making sure that his backyard did not get top positions in Uhuru-Ruto’s government.
President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) greets his deputy William Ruto in parliament buildings on Monday, April 25, 2022
However, he explained that President Uhuru Kenyatta had no issues with him and was not part of the scheme.
“When the Jubilee government took over, my wife lost her official state car. When Ruto came to power in 2013, he caused my wife to lose her car. He is very cunning and heartless.
“He went for her car instead of mine and made sure the Kamba community did not get any seats in the cabinet except for CS Monica Juma,” he stated.
In response to the loss of former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko to Ruto’s team, Wiper’s party leader indicated that Sonko’s candidacy was frustrated with Azimio, but he insisted they were in pole position to win the presidency.
Kalonzo also lashed out at Ruto, adding that the Kenyan Kwanza leader would have helped the former governor get released if he really cared about him.
“Sonko acted out of anger and I understand him, but this is not the end. As Chief Minister I will get Sonko released even without a by-election due to the appeal to the East African Community Court.
“There are so many stories, even stories about Americans not wanting to see Sonko in high chairs and that’s wrong,” he said.
The Wiper party leader has disagreed with the DP in recent months over his comments about his position as prime minister in Azimio, with the UDA candidate claiming Kalonzo was duped by the ODM boss.
Kalonzo was Raila’s running mate in the 2013 presidential election when the duo ran for office under the Coalition of Reforms and Democracy (CORD).
The duo ran again in 2017 under the NASA coalition with the support of Kenyan Kwanza principals Musalia Mudavadi and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula.
Prior to the 2013 polls, Uhuru and Ruto were negotiating a possible alliance with Kalonzo before the then vice president chose to team up with Raila.
In his autobiography – Against all expectations, Kalonzo remembered that he was going to be the presidential flag bearer, but was shorted at the last minute.
“I was stunned. I didn’t know at what point the agreement we had earlier that I would be on the presidential ticket had changed. In the end, that’s what happened,” he stated.
President Uhuru Kenyatta (left), Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka (center) and ODM Leader Raila Odinga (left) at Jubilee NDC at KICC on Saturday, February 26, 2022