Can Azimio now move beyond the Kalonzo issue?

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Finally, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka is back in Azimio la Umoja coalition in the runup for the August 9, 2022 elections.

Kalonzo officially joined Azimio in March and since then instead of the team campaigning for the elections, it has been all about what Kalonzo wants and what he has to be given. To say that it has been tiresome is an understatement.

There is no need to dwell on all that. What is crucial now is how Azimio gets into battle for the elections which are just two months away. UDA is practically dead and they know it.

Kalonzo’s own words as he rejoined the team are very encouraging and that is where everything starts moving forward.

“With humility, I hereby accept the nomination for the position of the chief minister when Azimio forms government. I would wish to congratulate Karua on her nomination as Azimio DP nominee,” he said.

Azimio now has to build teamwork from there and hit the ground because Kenyans are ready for that team to take the country forward. Ruto and UDA are now shaking in their pants.

They were hoping that some infighting within the Azimio team would give them a little window of opportunity. That window is now closed. Too bad for them and great for the country.

The next big thing for Azimio is the program of action that their presidential candidate Raila Odinga is releasing in the next few days. It has been dubbed the first 100 days of the Azimio government.

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Kenyans want to see that and it will be the basis of their decision to vote for the Azimio government in two months’ time.

People usually vote for something not just against something else. Some people have a pathological fear of this or that and that is a big hope for some who obsess about alleged hatred of Raila Odinga in some communities and that is how they think UDA wins the election. Life is far more complicated than that.

Kenyans want to see what Azimio has on the table for them. Let us see it on Monday 6, 2022 as promised then we will decide. Time to move on is now.

Adongo Ogony is a Human Rights Activist and a Writer who lives in Toronto, Canada

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