For a while now, there has been a marked change in the style and class of rallies that are held by Musalia Mudavadi’s party, the Amani National Congress.
From choppers to roadshow trailers, it hasn’t been lost on observers that this change came at around the same time that the formation which has since been branded, “The sacred Alliance” was formed.
The formation is a quartet which comprises of Musalia himself, Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka, Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula, and Gideon Moi of KANU. Apart from being the son of long serving president Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, Gideon Moi is known for his deep pockets which can easily bankroll a nationwide campaign.
In addition to all this, Musalia’s upward trajectory is set to get a stronger boost if a statement by Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala is anything to go by.
Speaking over the weekend, Malala said that he has been in consultation with business magnate Zedekiah Bundotich Kiprop, popularly known as Buzeki, and he has agreed to join ANC.
Malala said that in addition to Buzeki he had also spoken to Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina who, despite being in ODM had also agreed to a plan to quit ODM and join ANC at the earliest time possible which would suit his political and legal convenience.
Prior to these latest developments, both Buzeki and Senator Ledama had been staunch members of their parties.
Buzeki had been a devout follower, and even secretary general of Chama Cha Mashinani whose party leader is Isaac Ruto. However, the two had a falling out when Isaac Ruto decided to join DP William Ruto’s camp in support of his presidential campaign. A day later, Buzeki gave up his secretary general post, and quit the party altogether.
As for senator Ledama Ole Kina, he has for a while been experiencing rocky times in ODM. This all started when he dared to go for the Senate’s County Public Accounts and Investment Committee (CPAIC) chairmanship, against the party’s decision. The party had settled on Kisii Senator Sam Ongeri.