Kalonzo cautions against targeting Somalis in war on terror

Wiper Democratic Movement leader Kalonzo Musyoka has today cautioned against ethnic profiling in the fight against terror. Kalonzo said Kenyans of Somali origin have been on the receiving end during the terror operations adding that the menace has crossed to all ethnic communities in the country.

“We should not profile people as per their ethnic background but rather widen our scope across the country and beyond,” Kalonzo said.

“Extremist is a global problem not confined in Kenya so we should not look at our Muslim brothers and sister as terrorists,” Kalonzo added

Commenting on elections, the Wiper leader said the IEBC has no moral ground to independently oversee the coming elections and thus the commissioners should resign.

He said some commissioners have been found guilty of corruption in London court and the honorable measure for the commissioners is to quit.

Kalonzo said the Commissions image has been tainted across the globe and thus they cannot preside over fair and free elections in 2017.

The Wiper Leader made the remarks at Ansaaru Primary School in Eastleigh during the ceremony to award best performers of 2014 KCPE.

On matters politics, Kalonzo urged Eastleigh residents to come out in large numbers to push the OKOA Kenya initiative which is meant to increase resources to the counties.

Cord to be registered as a political party- Kalonzo

Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka has announced that the CORD coalition will be registered as a political party.

Kalonzo made the declaration during a high level party meeting at his Yatta home in Machakos Saturday.

The merger hint comes barely a day after Jubilee Coalition announced on Friday that TNA and URP has formed the Jubilee Alliance Party to be used by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto as their vehicle for re-election in 2017.

“We are going for a retreat very soon to draw our lineup. When we emerge you will know the team players,” Kalonzo said.

The Cord Principal said the final liberation of this country has began.

Kalonzo shied away from persistent calls from this supporters at the rally to announce his interest in vying for presidency in 2017.

“I will not say I want to become President today. I want to listen to your voices first,” said Kalonzo.

Kalonzo said 2017 will be like 2002 when Narc coalition removed KANU from power after all opposition candidates threw their weight behind Mwai Kibaki.

Machakos senator Johnstone Muthama said Kalonzo is “a presidential material just like Raila Odinga who can equally compete in 2017 elections.”

Makueni senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior said Kalonzo Musyoka must also be given support from Ukambani to compete in the presidential race.

Former deputy speaker Farah Maalim said Cord must change positions of players in 2017 “if we have to win.”

 

Kalonzo warns party rebels to toe the line or be sacked

Wiper Democratic movement leader Kalonzo Musyoka has continued his attack on those he perceived to be disloyal to the party that propelled them to their positions.

Speaking Saturday in Twimiwa, Kyuso in Kitui County during the burial of a Wiper party steward Joseph Mbaluka Nzalu, Kalonzo speaking in Kamba said it is unfortunate that some leaders use parties like a ladder to climb to top positions then abandon it.

“It is very unfortunate for some leaders to use a party as a ladder to climb to power,” Kalonzo said.

He said the new constitutional dispensation gives power to political parties to recall the disloyal members who do not promote party ideals.

The former VP said de-whipping of disloyal members is the only way to keep members toe the party positions.

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