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Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka said he has the secret to winning elections after serving as an MP for over three decades.

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has offered to help election losers strategise for wins in the coming elections.

Speaking on Friday, September 30, in a press briefing, the Wiper leader took pride in his presence in five consecutive editions of the August House.

Kalonzo served as a member of parliament for over 30 decades.

He first represented the Kitui North constituency in the National Assembly between 1985 and 1997.
He later became the MP for Mwingi North between 1997 and 2013.

Owing to his experience in the legislation corridors, the former vice president is ready to give his secret of success in elective politics.

"I joined parliament when it was at the fifth edition. So I lived through the fifth, the sixth, the seventh, the eighth, the ninth, and the tenth editions. So if you want to know how to win an election talk to me," he said.

File photo of Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka. Photo: Courtesy.

During the presser, Kalonzo stated that the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party would direct its MPs to withhold the approval of CSs with active criminal cases who were nominated by President William Ruto.

The Raila Odinga-led faction said that the Cabinet selection by President William Ruto was questionable.

Azimio added that the selection by the Head of State was not done procedurally on the basis of competencies and personal integrity.

“The selection of Cabinet secretaries, some of which have active criminal cases is questionable. This was not procedurally done, on the basis of competencies and personal integrity, and we shall direct our MPs to withhold approval of those who do not meet the Chapter Six threshold of our Constitution,” said Kalonzo.

Azimio further poked holes into the cabinet selection maintaining that it was contrary to the promise made by the president during the campaign period.

The president had promised during the campaign period to give 50 percent of Cabinet positions to women.

“On 27th September, the Ruto administration unveiled their choices of Cabinet secretaries. Of the total number, only seven women were named, contrary to the campaign promise of a 50:50 Cabinet,” Azimio stated.

Meanwhile, among the cabinet secretaries designate with active cases in court are former Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and former Meru Senator Mithika Linturi.

Ruto nominated Jumwa as the CS for Public Service and Gender, while Linturi was nominated as the Agriculture CS.