Many Kenyans have been waiting for the naming of whoever will deputize Raila Amollo Odinga under the Azimio-One Kenya Alliance coalition.
Today, the chairman of the seven member committee responsible for vetting and selection of the most preferred candidate for the deputy president position under Azimio-One Kenya coalition broke into the press to give a statement.
Noah Wekesa is the appointed chairperson of the running mate selection panel. He told the press that they are going to submit the results to the Azimio-one Kenya coalition presidential aspirant Raila Odinga for appointment.
Wekesa also told the press that the name should have been read to the public today Wednesday 11, but because Raila was not in town, they couldn’t name the winner in that vetting process.
“We are through with the selection process of the running mate to Raila Odinga. Since the party leader is out of town, we are going to preserve the name of the candidate until tomorrow Thursday 12, when the honorable Raila Amollo Odinga will be with us. ” Wekesa told the press.
The interviews for selecting the running mate for Raila happened yesterday May 10th. Several candidates showed up in that panel.
Among the people who were interviewed by the panel are Narc Kenya’s Martha Karua, Narc’s Charity Ngilu, ODM deputy party leader Ali Hassan Joho and agriculture CS Peter Munya.
Other candidates in attendance were Murang’a woman representative Sabina Chege, former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth, former Kenyan ambassador to Australia Stephen Tarus and wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, who was least expected by the panel.
Initially, wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka had vowed not to appear before the panel for selected the running mate to Raila. Kalonzo spoke on media that attending such a panel meant demeaning himself, because he’s the best candidate for that position anyway.
On Tuesday, Musyoka took an about – turn on his initial stand and appeared for interviews. He assured everyone that he was ready for the interview.