Azimio leaders pledge to field one top seat candidate in 2027 polls

Opposition leaders say the plan to have a joint presidential candidate to face incumbent President William Ruto during the 2027 elections, if he seeks re-election.

The opposition leaders drawn from the Azimio la Umoja party say they are in the process of strengthening their individual parties for the ultimate duel with the ruling Kenya Kwanza coalition in the next general election.

Azimio Leader Raila Odinga clarified that he did not say that Wiper Democratic Movement Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka cannot be the Azimio candidate but urged for patience.

Azimio Leader Raila Odinga (left) is welcomed by Wiper Democratic Movement Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka (right) in Kitui for the burial of Mzee Willie Mulwa Muasya

He says they have walked a long journey with Kalonzo even having him as his running mate thus he has no issue supporting him.

Kalonzo and Democratic Action Party of Kenya leader Eugene Wamalwa say the Azimio la Umoja party is intact and readying itself for a win during the 2027 general election.

They were speaking in Kitui during the burial of Mzee Willie Mulwa Muasya who is Kalonzo’s brother-in-law.

Eulogizing Muasya, Raila said: “May the fond memories of his life and achievements shared today play a part in condoling his loved ones. May God Rest His Soul in Eternal Peace.”

Kalonzo eulogized his brother in law as one of a kind, noting: “Wille meant a lot to our family. He was our barometer whenever we faced a dilemma. My brother campaigned diligently and staunchly for our Team – giving not just his money but his time and advocacy.”

Azimio Leader Raila Odinga (right) chats with Wiper Democratic Movement Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka (left) during the burial ceremony for Kalonzo’s brother in law, Mzee Willie Mulwa Muasya

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