In the run-up to the August 9, elections, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetang’ula joined forces with President William Ruto’s UDA.
The three political parties signed an agreement to work together as a Kenya Kwanza alliance to ensure they defeat what they termed as ‘deep state’ and ‘dynasties’.
However, just two months after the hotly contested elections, the Kenya Kwanza team appears to be divided from the inside if the ongoing development is anything to go by.
Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi and National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula have now ganged up against President William Ruto in the Bungoma senatorial by-election scheduled for December 8.
President William Ruto’s party has cleared former Bumula MP Mwambu Mabonga for Bungoma senatorial election while Ford Kenya has endorsed Wetang’ula’s longest-serving Personal Assistant Wakoli Wafula.
Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC party has thrown its weight behind Ford Kenya’s Wafula Wakoli to wade off President Ruto’s man Mwambu Mabonga who is keen to paint the Western region yellow.
“We have found it decent and good manners to leave it to Wetang’ula’s team t defend their seat,” ANC Secretary General Simon Gikuru said on Monday, November 28.
But UDA National Chairman Johnson Muthama said the party was not scared of facing the two Western leaders adding that their party has already made inroads in the region.
“If we had no support, there is no way we would even allow our candidate to stand,” Muthama said.
Pundits argue that it will be hard for the Kenya Kwanza alliance to defend its seat given that it has fielded two candidates against Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party which has fronted DAP-K party leader Wafula Wamunyinyi.
The seat fell vacant after Ford Kenya Party leader Moses Wetang’ula resigned to vie for the National Assembly Speaker as per the Kenya Kwanza pre-election deal.