Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has planned on how he intends to counter Deputy President William Ruto and One Kenya Alliance ahead of 2022 general elections.
Sources have revealed that Raila has been holding virtual meetings with various leaders from key political regions in the country in a bid to form an alliance.
Some of the leaders who are said to have held meetings with Raila include; Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu. The Former Prime Minister intends to use them to weaken Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s influence within the Ukambani region.
The source close to the meeting has revealed that more talks are still ongoing between Raila, Ngilu, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, Suna East MP Junet Mohamed, and Makueni governor Kivutha Kibwana.
ODM chairman John Mbadi however, did not speak of formation of any alliance but noted that politics is about interest.
The Opposition leader is also said to be focusing on One Kenya Alliance which was recently launched by four political party leaders.
The alliance comprises Kalonzo (Wiper), Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi, Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula, and KANU chairman Gideon Moi.
“Today, we mark the beginning of a journey with a clear purpose to unite this country through a transformative agenda that seeks to create equal opportunities for all Kenyans.
“This alliance is a breath of fresh air from the toxic and divisive politics this country has witnessed in the recent past,” Wetang’ula stated.
One Kenya Alliance has positioned itself as a formidable force a head of the 2022 general elections and a big threat to Raila and Ruto following their recent wins in Matungu, Kabuchai, and Machakos by-elections.