Kalonzo Musyoka is the 10th vice president of the republic of Kenya. He deputized the late Mwai Kibaki in his second term between 2008 and 2013.
He also worked closely with the current Azimio -one Kenya presidential aspirant Raila Odinga in several incidences, within and outside the government.
Between 2003 and 2004, Kalonzo Musyoka was the cabinet secretary for foreign affairs of Kenya. He was the deputy speaker of the national assembly between 1988 and 1992.
Most of Kalonzo leadership energy was felt as a member of parliament, a whole 28 years, between 1985 and 2013.
Despite being a senior citizen, during the send-off of his boss Emilio Mwai Kibaki, Musyoka was never given a chance to offer his tributes.
In both events; at Nyayo stadium when Kibaki was given state funeral and in Othaya where his final ceremony was conducted, Kalonzo never addressed mourners even after attending both occasions.
Politicians have used the incidence to anticipate that Kalonzo is being humiliated by the Azimio brigade. The UDA ally who is the Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen capitalized on the incident to besiege Kalonzo ditch the Raila camp and join Kenya Kwanza.
Speaking on Monday, Murkomen indicated that it’s a form of disrespect to a senior citizen like Kalonzo to be subjected into a panel with his juniors, interviewing him on whether he’s fit to deputize Raila in the 2022 august polls.
Michael Mutuku Nduto, the Masinga Constituency wiper candidate also expressed his disatisfaction on Tuesday. He said that Kalonzo was not viable for all those demeaning accounts, as the snub amounts to humiliation.
Even so, the archbishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Nyeri Antony Muheria cleared the air by noting that Kalonzo not speaking at Kibaki funeral has nothing to do with sidelining his previous leadership roles.
The archbishop said that the program was according to the family wish. He even noted that the tributes were beyond what was expected for that day.
“Mzee Kibaki was given a befitting send off according to the family wish. They never advocated for political speeches.”
Said Muheria during an interview in citizen TV.