The country’s political landscape keeps on shifting and latest pronunciation by Musalia Mudavadi that he will work with Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga in 2022, points to a slowly unfolding but predictable political formations. The ANC leader was speaking in Kiambu at the home of veteran politician Nginyo Kariuki at his residence in Tigoni, Limuru.
Mudavadi’s choice of making the announcement in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s home county of Kiambu is of much political significance. His statement that he is ready and will be working together with the head of state is a climb down from his earlier position castigating the handshake between Uhuru and Raila.
”I want people to know that I am not far from Uhuru Kenyatta even though I am insisting that he should handcuff the corrupt,” Mr Mudavadi said.”My challenge to the government is meant to encourage the president because some people in his administration want to ruin his legacy through wanton theft,” he added, in reference to his recent push to have President Uhuru show results in the war against corruption.
Mudavadi’s host,Nginyo on the other hand told Mudavadi he should be closer with the president because it will make his political star shine even brighter. He also castigated current warring factions in Jubilee terming them as unhealthy to Uhuru’s legacy and agenda.He called on Jubilee to punish those apposing the president’s war on corruption.
“When an elected member from the Jubilee Party rubbishes the fight against graft and the handshake which are being spearheaded by the President who is the party boss, they are directly fighting him. It is time the party comes out and disciplines members, especially the elected leaders as it appears there is no control as far as party loyalty is concerned,” Mr Nginyo said.
Word has it that Musalia Mudavadi is one of the compromise candidates being considered to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.