Following their meeting held yesterday in Nairobi’s Karen, cracks have emerged in one Kenya Alliance fronted by leaders Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Gideon Moi (KANU), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) and Moses Wetangula (Ford-Kenya).
This is after details emerged of the four being at crossroads over the recent announcement by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga’s plans to forge an alliance.
Senator Moi remained firm in working with the ODM leader and President Uhuru, while the rest remained hesitant at working with ODM who was part of their former NASA coalition.
The trio of Mudavadi, Musyoka and Wetangula therefore rallied their teams to forge an alliance that would enable them form a pact with the head of state, and leave Raila Odinga out at the same time.
They were insistent that President Uhuru would appoint one of them at the helm, and One Kenya Alliance will all the way to forming the next government after 2022 general elections.
“We met a section of elected leaders from our respective parties and discussed ways of strengthening our union in readiness for the 2022 elections,” Musyoka deviated from speaking on the divisions within the team.
Tiaty Member of Parliament William Kamket however noted that the alliance was facing muddy waters as settling on one of their own was getting compromised.
“The plot is thickening. You will see coalitions within coalitions. We hope the alliance will support Uhuru and Raila,”Kamket detailed.
Further reports emerge that the coalition was long divided on how to draft a binding agreement as some principals were still undecided on formally joining the coalition.
“We are having discussions. We are not interested in the legal issues for now. We are getting together to look at the policy document and emerging issues from the technical team,” Kamket added.
Prior to the development, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi had reportedly skipped several meetings, with speculations that he was reading from a different page.