The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga and his National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition partners Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka, and Moses Wetang’ula, may have planned to call it quits, but a legal provision seems to prolong the four NASA leaders troubled union.
Despite earlier threats from opposition chief’s ODM party to ditch NASA, a clause in the coalition agreement betrays them as it renders such a move insignificant.
In order to bring NASA to an end, at least three affiliates must quit the relationship, and this means any move by ODM party leader quit would give the remaining parties Wiper, Amani National Congress (ANC) and Ford Kenya a hamble time to fly NASA flag ahead of the 2022 general polls.
This is the main reason why the other three parties officials led by Kalonzo, Mudavadi and Wetang’ula, have dared Raila’s ODM party to quit the coalition that was formed in 2017.
ODM party’s exit would give its partners a chance to use a coalition that the Orange party feels their Raila gave his political best to see it through, and as a result, ODM would rather stay in NASA, even if it means little to them now.