Former Mukurweini MP Kabando wa Kabando has revealed major political players in the country will come together in 2020 to form a super alliance, and that President Uhuru Kenyatta and AU Envoy Raila Odinga will lead the formation.
“A political tornado is going to emerge next year; it is on its way. The handshake was not enacted in vain but for a purpose. A super alliance is coming and coming fast,” said Mr Kabando last night on KTN News’ Point Blank interview.He said the outfit would be an important vehicle in drumming support for a referendum.
Kabando, who chairs the Local Authorities Provident Fund (Lapfund) board further said the top leadership brass would endorse the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report, which would culminate in the expansion of the executive through a change in the country’s governance structures.
Kabando asked critics of BBI to train their guns elsewhere, saying the initiative’s report was a child of the handshake and it would ensure that issues, such as injustices and a winner-takes-all political system, are addressed.
“If President Kenyatta and Raila endorse it, governors, Senator Gideon Moi and Isaac Ruto who represent all corners of the country also support it, and then Kenya will get its third referendum,” he said.
The BBI report, he added, will be released by the end of October before being given to the electoral agency, which will facilitate the collection of the required one million signatures.
According to him, come February 2020, a bill will be taken to the counties for public participation.
“By next year, it will be the beginning of the end of pretentious politics. There will be no more niceties for those politicians stretching the patience of President Kenyatta. When he comes out and speaks, the people will listen to him.”
Kabando also declared that political leaders across the country would rally behind the referendum, which “among other things seeks to expand the Executive”.
“If we don’t ensure inclusivity, we will be embedding a scenario that’s not sustainable. The Mt Kenya region will have ruled for the last 60 years by the time Uhuru finishes his term, but now that we are here and we know the feelings of the rest of the country, we must reformat our system from a winner takes all. The use of ethnic arithmetic is evil and must be stopped,” he said.
He added that come the 2022 elections, the super alliance will pave way for the fight between the proverbial dynasties and “hustler nation”.