Kalonzo’s return to wait longer as he misses flight
Published on: December 19, 2017 10:05 (EAT)
Former Vice President and Wiper Party leader, Kalonzo Musyoka’s long-awaited return to the country will have to wait a bit longer after the NASA leader missed his flight. Mr. Musyoka was expected to jet into the country last evening ahead of Nyenze’s burial which is set to take place today (Tuesday, December 19) in Kabati, Kitui West. Speaking to Citizen Digital, a well-placed source in the opposition coalition said the Wiper head, who has been attending to his ailing wife in Germany, could not secure a flight on time to make it for the burial. Opposition supremo Raila Odinga and NASA co-principals Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula are set to grace the event which will also be attended by members of NASA’s National Resistance Movement (NRM) wing. Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, who is also the leader of the NARC Party – an affiliate of the NASA opposition coalition – will be the host of the event set to be attended by thousands of mourners who will be received by the late Nyenze’s widow, Edith Nyenze. Kitui Central MP Makali Mulu will be the master of ceremony. We are informed that President Uhuru Kenyatta will not be attending Nyenze’s burial but will be represented by House Majority leader Aden Duale and Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. Opposition politics are set to take centre stage after NASA chief Raila Odinga reaffirmed, two days ago at the Coast, that he will be sworn in soon as the “People’s president.” Political undertones on the absence of Kalonzo, who was Odinga’s running mate in the last election, are also set to feature at the burial. Francis Mwanzia Nyenze died on December 7, 2017 at the age of 60 after a long battle with Colon Cancer.