Kenya’s oldest party KANU has warned Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka, and Moses Wetangula to respect the deal it signed with ruling party Jubilee.
This comes barely days after One Kenya Alliance partners exited from the troubled National Super Alliance to fully focus on a new partnership with KANU under the recently formed alliance.
Speaking at Kabarnet Gardens where the party hosted officials from the embattled Mt Kenya region, KANU Secretary General Nick Salat told Mudavadi and Kalonzo that they will only forge a working relationship if they agree to support the Jubilee party.
“Musalia Mudavadi and Kalonzo Musyoka must respect the deal we have with Jubilee. We were instructed by the National Delegates Conference to support Jubilee. We are not turning back,” Salat said.
Kenya’s oldest party through its chairman Gideon Moi said KANU will not be pushed to terminate its deal with Jubilee for the purpose of entering into new partnerships with the likes of ANC, Wiper, and Ford Kenya.
“If some people want to go their way, let them go, let’s meet at the ballot. This time round, nothing will come on a silver plate,” Moi declared.
It is suspected that the deal between Kanu and Jubilee is expected to birth a Gideon Moi- Raila Odinga 2022 presidential ticket if the 2018 truce between former Prime Minister and President Uhuru Kenyatta remains constant.
One Kenya Alliance brings together Gideon Moi (KANU), Kalonz Musyoka (Wiper), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), and Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya).
Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavdi allegedly pulled out of NASA after ODM leader Raila Odinga dropped the clearest hint that he will be on the ballot for the top seat in the 2022 elections.
Speaking moments after Wiper withdrew from the NASA coalition, Kalonzo Musyoka welcomed ODM to form new partnerships under the OKA, a move that will see Raila Odinga support another candidate for the top seat.
“We had a very useful engagement as the Wiper Democratic Movement and reached an agreement to exit NASA to welcome a new formidable coalition- One Kenya Alliance,” he said.