Is Kalonzo Musyoka charting a solo political path?

NASA co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka. []

Wiper Party boss Kalonzo Musyoka has hinted at the possibility of charting his own political path following a merger plan between Ford-Kenya and ANC parties respectively.

He said he will convene an emergency meeting on Monday to be attended by Ukambani leaders and Wiper members only.

“I think it’s going to be an earthshaking event…  [It’s] a meeting by the community where they want to shape their political direction. It is not just Wiper but all Ukambani leaders,” he told the Star yesterday.

Kalonzo has been the lone ranger in the NASA coalition after the historic handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga.

Musalia Mudavadi of ANC and Moses Wetangula of Ford Kenya have taken hardline positions in preparing for 2022 and have elbowed out both Raila and Kalonzo from their political undertakings.

ODM led by Raila has been perceived to be an extension of the ruling majority, Jubilee. The party could go it alone leaving Wiper in the red.

Wiper vice chairman, Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr confirmed the emergency meeting will be held in Nairobi to discuss the political realignments in NASA and also in respect to Kalonzo’s 2022 presidential ambition.

“The meeting will either give direction or spell out what the party intends to do, particularly Kalonzo, going forward,” said Kilonzo Jnr as further quoted by the Star.

“I saw Ford Kenya going to see Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday. Everybody is positioning himself. Wiper and the Kamba leadership have arranged that meeting on Monday. It will involve a conglomeration of leadership from Ukambani to exchange ideas or chart the way forward for the future of Kalonzo,” inferred the Makueni Senator.

He remained skeptical on the future of the opposition. “People are realigning themselves and whether NASA will remain up to 2022 is a very serious question, and it’s doubtful from the way affiliates are positioning themselves in public.”

But even with these developments, Kalonzo insists NASA is alive though the unraveling in the past week gives a different perspective.

“As of now, NASA is together. You saw a statement yesterday (Thursday) by Musalia on behalf of the four of us on what is happening in the country. That shows we are together and we are talking,” said Kalonzo.

Last week, he proposed that NASA which is a coalition, be registered as a party meaning he will be the automatic presidential flag bearer come 2022 going by an agreement lodged with the Registrar of Political Parties Lucy Ndungu.