Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has arrived at the Nairobi Serena Hotel to attend the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition party presidential running mate interview.
In what came as a shock to many, Kalonzo rescinded an earlier stand that he would not be attending any such interviews nor vetting processes.
Kalonzo in a statement issued on Monday through his Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka command said he would attend the interview after all.
"His Excellency Hon. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka SC, hereby states that he has decided to honor the invitation to attend the interviews for the Azimio One Kenya Running Mate position that will be conducted by the panel of eminent persons chaired by Hon. Noah Wekesa on the 9th of May 2022 at 9:00 am," the statement read.
This comes after members of his Wiper party and a large number of people from the Kamba community had vowed he would not attend any such vetting processes nor interview.
Kalonzo did not address members of the press and turned down any questions that were asked by the journalists who were waiting at the Serena Hotel.
Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka will not do it your way. He will not do it the way he promised yesterday especially if he thinks you liked it.— Stephen Ndungu ???????? (@KapaiStv) May 10, 2022
He said watu wawache kujituma mambo zake, Uhuru na Raila
He arrives at Serena for the running mate interview..#AzimioStrong pic.twitter.com/E027319TLy
The most vocal leader from his party and there region Mutula Kilonzo Jr. said on Saturday that Kalonzo cannot attend the interviewe because he was the marking scheme of what a Kenyan president would be.
Kilonzo threatened that if Kalaonzo is not picked as Raila Odinga's running mate then there would be dire consequences.
On Monday, Sabina Chege, Hassan Joho, and Wycliffe Oparanya attended the interview that was conducted by Noah Wekesa-led pane.