Deputy President William Ruto has been partly blamed for the fallout that has rocked the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) as the clock ticks towards the 2022 presidential election.
As the General Election draws closer, the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) principals -Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka Gideon Moi, and Moses Wetangula -are torn between joining William Ruto or Raila Odinga, who are considered the main contenders for the presidency.
According to ANC deputy Party leader Ayub Savula and COTU boss Francis Atwoli, some members of OKA have been holding secret meetings with William Ruto, causing a major rift in the coalition.
Savula has particularly mentioned Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala as one of those pushing Musalia Mudavadi to work with William Ruto.
There have also been accusations that ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi received money from William Ruto in a bid to convince him to join the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) camp.
On Sunday, November 28, Mudavadi denied claims of receiving money from William Ruto.
“Did you witness or you are only asking about a rumor. If one could be held to account in a court of law, would one come out to be able to testify? Not really as far as I am concerned,” Mudavadi said.
However, Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa told the Daily Nation that there are two OKA principals who have been meeting his boss William Ruto.
“I want to state categorically that it is not only several MPs who visit DP Ruto for consultations but even at least two of the OKA principals. They do visit the DP at night for political consultations but not to be bribed,” Didmus said.
The development comes after Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka also questioned if Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala is an agent of William Ruto, hence his latest attacks on Raila Odinga.
“Don’t come and say in the future that you have parted ways with us but in the real sense you have been sent by those in team wheelbarrow,” Kalonzo said.