The longevity of the recently unveiled One Kenya alliance bringing together Amani National Congress, Wiper party, Ford Kenya, and KANU is a thing of concern to a number of the politicians and allies alike.
Led by the Ford Kenya legislator David Eselu Simiyu who took a swipe at the new outfit opining that the future of the alliance is dependent on the choice of its flagbearer and the willingness of other coalition members to stand by it.
According to the Tongaren lawmaker and an ardent supporter of Wetang’ula, the four leaders need to come up with a nomination technique that works for them for it to hold.
He further stated that the four leaders would need to put aside their personal interests, in support of whoever is chosen to be their flag bearer.
The One Kenya Alliance is made up of; Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper party, Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya) and Gideon Moi of Kanu.
“The nomination process will be the moment of reckoning for the alliance that will determine whether it will hold or not.
“They will have to choose carefully depending on what each of them brings to the table. If they start chest-thumping and scaremongering, they may not stand the test of time,” Eseli told a local daily.
His words were reiterated by the ODM treasurer who said that their impact on the National front was still questionable as the coalitional lacked the backing of a national figure.
“As part of a system they can move a national agenda. But individually and as a group, they can not rise to the occasion… They have just come to the scene and are designed to make an impact but their driver and the force behind them is yet to be known. They can’t go far, they are someone’s makeshift,” Bosire opined.