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Is this the tweet that prompted Raila to explain Kalonzo’s absence?

By NAIRA HABIB October 25th, 2017 1 min read

A tweet by Machakos County Governor Alfred Mutua speculating the reason behind Kalonzo Musyoka’s absence in recent Nasa rallies may have compelled the opposition alliance’s leader Raila Odinga to shed light on the matter during Wednesday’s rally at Uhuru Park.

Mr Mutua shared with his followers his opinion saying that Mr Musyoka’s absence could mean he is sending a silent message in agreement to the October 26 presidential election.


In his speech, Mr Odinga took the trouble to convey greetings from his co-principal – who is out of the country – before announcing the way forward for his party after the IEBC said that it will conduct the elections as planned.

“Kwanza nalete salamu ya Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, munapokea? Kalonzo ametuma salamu kutoka Ujerumani. Ako pamoja na sisi siku ya leo,” said Odinga.

However, the big announcement came when Mr Odinga declared that the Nasa coalition will morph into a Resistance Movement from Friday, October 27, a day after the presidential election.

At the same time, Mr Odinga appealed to his supporters not to interfere with the voting exercise and instead take time to keep vigil and pray away from the polling stations.