Speaking at the Mashujaa Day celebrations on Thursday 20th 2016, Kalonzo called for peaceful politics as the country nears the 2017 general elections.Kalonzo told president Uhuru that he has no problem with the wiper defectors but they will all go home in the next general election
“Mheshimiwa Rais, don’t be surprised by those wiper defectors who joined Jubilee, nimekukabidhi hao roho safi lakini Lazima nikuambie ukweli, Wote wataenda nyumbani saa Mbili ya asubuhi.” He said
Kalonzo also asked President Uhuru and William Ruto to tell the defectors to stop issuing ultimatums to him, since they are now in Jubilee they should issue those ultimatums to them.
Kalonzo also proposed for the renaming of Mashujaa day to ‘Constitutional and Heroes Day’.
“I would propose we consolidate Mashujaa day with Constitutional day to celebrate everyone who has made an impact on this great country,” he said
Musyoka also expressed confidence in being the Cord coalition flagbearer to challenge Uhuru in the 2017 polls.“I have heard Governor Mutua saying you (Uhuru) will open the dual carriageway you launched in the morning; do not be surprised if I open the carriage in 2019,” he said.