Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition Party has postponed the naming of Raila Odinga’s top three potential running mates.
The Azimio running mate selection panel was set to announce the results of the vetting today, Wednesday, 11th May but the exercise has been pushed to Thursday, 12th May.
Addressing the press at the Serena Hotel, veteran politician Noah Wekesa, who is the chair of the selection panel said they postponed the exercise following the absence of Raila Odinga.
“We were to present our report today but little did we know that our party leader is out of town. I received the information today morning. Our press statement was prepared knowing that we were going to present the report to Raila,” he said.
He has assured us that he will be here with us tomorrow. We finished the job, we have the names but because of what I have said we will do it tomorrow.”
Wekesa said the time and the venue of presenting the report will be communicated in due course.
The panel interviewed 10 of the 11 shortlisted candidates after Kanu chairman Gideon Moi withdrew stating his name was submitted without his authority.
Those who were interviewed include Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua, former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth, Agriculture CS Peter Munya, former Emgwen MP Stephen Tarus and Narc boss Charity Ngilu.
Others were Governors Hassan Joho (Mombasa), Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega), Lee Kinyanjui (Nakuru) and Muranga MP Sabina Chege.