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Kitui Senator defends Kalonzo on 2007 betrayal claims - 10 months ago, 10 June 23:42

Joe Ombuor

Kitui Senator Enock Wambua has dismissed a perception that Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka betrayed the opposition when he joined hands with President Mwai Kibaki after the 2007 general elections.

Senator Wambua said Kalonzo’s move was defined by a desire to help check the fire that was burning the country at that time and ought to be lauded other than deprecated.

“The rivers of blood occasioned by the 2007/2008 post-election violence would have burst their banks had Kalonzo delayed his move by just a week,” he told a Senate committee on national cohesion, equal opportunity and regional cohesion meeting.

Wambua was reacting to sentiments expressed by the Kenya Country Executive Director of Global Peace Foundation Mr Daniel Juma Omondi during a presentation to the committee that cited politics of betrayal by political leaders among factors fomenting division and mistrust among Kenyans.

Mr Juma had given the Kalonzo move as an example ...
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