The One Kenya Alliance (OKA) party has organised for a three-day retreat in Naivasha, Nakuru County to strengthen their union ahead of 2022 presidential election.
Reports revealed that the meeting which was scheduled for Friday, August 13, 2021 to stem out divisions that have emerged among the principals in the alliance.
KANU party leader Gideon Moi’s pact with President Uhuru Kenyatta is said to be part of the agenda for the meeting.
Baringo Senator has maintained that he would not pull out KANU from the Jubilee coalition, a decision that is reportedly straining the relationship with his OKA co-principals.
This is after the OKA principals; Musalia Mudavadi (Amani National Congress), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) and Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya) had formalised their divorce with National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition.
The retreat will determine how negotiations with Senator Moi should be handled considering that Mudavadi and Musyoka are battling to become the flag bearers.
The OKA retreat comes in the backdrop of President Uhuru’s meeting with the co-principals and the Orange party leader at State House in Mombasa County on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 where he reportedly fronted Raila as his preferred successor in the 2022 race.
However, the OKA leaders were reported to have rejected President Uhuru’s request to have them support the ODM party leader in his 2022 presidential bidarguing that Raila declined to honour their 2017 NASA pact.
“There is pressure to have Musalia support (Raila). We have stuck to our guns. We are not going to prop up anybody this time round,” Lugari MP Ayub Savula stated.