Can Musalia Mudavadi and Kanu chairman Gideon Moi beat Deputy president William Ruto to the top??
In what seems to signal the an emerging 2022 political alliance, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and Kanu chairman Gideon Moi attended an event with allies of opposition leader Raila Odinga and were challenged to chart a political path that will usher in a new leadership in preparation for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s succession amid attacks on Deputy President William Ruto.
Mr Mudavadi did not hesitate to hint that he was ready to work with the Baringo senator to chart a new political direction for the country.
On the other hand , Gideon said “We have come to re-connect with friends here at South Nyanza”
Senator Gideon Moi, Hon.Musalia Mudavadi, Sen.Cleophas Malala, Sen. James Orengo, Hon.William Kamket, Hon.Silas Tiren, Cyrus Jirongo among other leaders at a fundraiser in Kakamega earlier today. pic.twitter.com/9F3MSqmN2B
— The KANU Party (@KANUParty_ke) December 1, 2018
The Senators and MPs drawn from ANC, ODM and Kanu had attended a fundraiser in aid of traders in Kakamega County.
MPs William Kamket (Tiaty), Silas Tiren (Moiben), Alfred Agoi (Sabatia) and Bishop Titus Khamala (Lurambi) kicked off the debate and told Mr Mudavadi and Mr Moi to forge a formidable team that will give the country fresh leadership and a new political direction.
“All you need to do is start planning this journey so that among you, we will have the next president and his deputy,” Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala, who was the host, said.
He added: “This is no ordinary meeting since the coming together of Mudavadi and Moi will completely change the direction of politics in the country.”
Siaya Senator James Orengo represented Mr Odinga and was accompanied by his colleagues Fred Outa (Kisumu), and Moses Kajwang’ (Homa Bay) and Gem MP Elisha Odhiambo.
The meeting between Mr Mudavadi and Mr Moi came hot on the heels of a similar one between the ANC leader and Mr Joho last week.
Mr Orengo gave the strongest hint that some kind of alliance was in the offing, promising the crowd that the line up will be released at the right time.
“The referendum is coming for sure. We are going back to the referendum to bring change to the Constitution,” he said even as he cautioned against the debate on the 2022 presidential campaigns, saying the leaders should first show the people the direction they need to take.
“We must be careful to elect leaders who will respect the sovereignty of the people of Kenya,” Mr Orengo said.
Mr Mudavadi hinted that he was ready to work with the Baringo senator to chart a new political direction for the country.
“We have come to re-connect with friends here at South Nyanza” ~ Senator Gideon Moi pic.twitter.com/okQoXoqdrH
— The KANU Party (@KANUParty_ke) October 27, 2018
“My relationship with Gideon and his family stretches many years back. I went to school with him (Gideon) and we are still very close and good friends,” Mr Mudavadi said.
The ANC leader said at the moment Kenyans should focus the war on corruption and ensure those implicated are prosecuted.
He asked President Kenyatta to form a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate those implicated in the maize and sugar scandals among others related to the leased medical equipment supplied to county governments.