Seth Onyango @SethManex
Wiper Democratic Movement leader Kalonzo Musyoka is set to play a more active role in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration following a meeting between the leaders at State House, Nairobi.
During the Tuesday meeting, Uhuru and Kalonzo discussed a roadmap to actualising the Big Four agenda, pushing the fight against graft and ensuring the success of the Building Bridges Initiative.
Sources privy to the meeting told People Daily Uhuru will be tapping on Kalonzo’s experience in public service and as a vice president to help realise the Big Four.
Uhuru recently invited him to be part of his State delegation to China.
Kalonzo said the party leadership had passed a resolution to work with the government and reiterated his support for the president’s Building Bridges Initiative, which seeks to unite Kenyans.
He was accompanied by Wiper elected leaders, including senators and MPs and presented a nine-point development agenda to the president, including fast-tracking of the Kibwezi-Mutomo-Kitui-Mwingi-Kandwia-Gatunga-Usueni road.
Uhuru has also held separate talks with Western Kenya leaders led by Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka and Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula. The meeting was attended by former Vice President Moody Awori, former National Assembly Speaker Ken Marende, former minister Cyrus Jirongo and MPs Tim Wanyonyi (Westlands) and George Aladwa (Makadara).
The leaders pledged to support the government in achieving its development goals and in the ongoing fight against corruption and economic crimes.
The revival of sugar companies in Western Kenya was top of the ir agenda with the president.
Uhuru asked those working on revival plans to expedite the process and present recommendations. “We need a revival plan and regulations that work,” he said.