Speaking at St Paul Primary School in Athiriver, Machakos County, Makau stated that ODM leader Raila Odinga, for a long time had failed to honour his political arrangement with Kalonzo.
Makau claimed that the Wiper Party was tired of being allegedly played by Raila, a game he lamented had morphed into a habit
â€œYou all voted for Kalonzo and Raila here, but Kalonzo is being accused of barking when he declares interest in the Presidency. He is asking for his rights. I was there when Raila pledged to support Kalonzo in 2022.
â€œRaila we love and respect you, but you must respect us too. We donâ€™t need your support. â€ Makau challenged.
The MP further announced that the Wiper party would take a stab at the top seat without Raila’s help.
â€œWe are running on our own and we are seeking other coalitions. You can fool people for some time but you canâ€™t fool them all the time,â€ Makau added.
The MP pointed out that there were no permanent enemies in politics and that Wiper intended to sit down with other candidates to seek fresh coalitions.
“I want to tell Ruto, we want to start talking to you about how we will form the next government. We have to stop playing the same game over and over” stated Makau.
Kalonzohas previously ruled out the possibility of working with DP Ruto. The two leaders have been embroiled in public rows over Ruto’s role in Jubilee Party. The Wiper leader asked Ruto to resign from the government to allow President Uhuru Kenyatta to lead the nation peacefully.
He added that Ruto had integrity issues and was not a suitable candidate to lead the nation.