Ruto atajua hajui: 2019 Political alliance in the making revealed

Image result for Musalia MudavadiANC leader Musalia Mudavadi has been asked to opt out of the presidential contest in 2022 and support Dr Ruto.

Mr Mudavadi stepped down in favour of ODM leader Oginga Odinga last year but he has been mentioned as “the person we can work with” by Mr Murathe’s team.

“Ruto presidency should not leave the Luhya community out of government. That is why I am reaching to my senior brother Musalia Mudavadi to reconsider his decision and join the Deputy President so that they form the next government together,” Mr Washiali said.

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However details have emerged that a political alliance bringing together opposition chiefs Raila Odinga, Musalia Mudavadi and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi could be in the offing, the Saturday Nation has authoritatively learnt.

Multiple sources reveal allies of the three opposition leaders, backed by a section of politicians from the Mt Kenya region were carefully crafting the alliance, which complicates deputy President William Ruto’s march to State House come 2022.

The political events of earlier in the week, which saw Mr Mudavadi host scores of politicians from across the country, including Mr Odinga’s allies, signalled an emerging alliance built around the clamour for a referendum.

Just recently at Mr Mudavadi’s Vihiga backyard was Jubilee national vice chairman David Murathe, a close ally of President Kenyatta since his days in Parliament between 1997 and 2002.

The sources confided in Saturday Nation that an after-party had been planned at the Ugenya home of Siaya senator James Orengo at which Mr Murathe and former Mukurweini MP Kabando wa Kabando were expected to attend in the spirit of the emerging alliance. Mr Odinga attended the party but Mr Murathe and Mr Kabando opted out following the demise of a close family member of Lugari MP Ayub Savula who was also scheduled to attend.

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Tiaty MP William Kamket, an ally of Kanu chairman Gideon Moi confirmed that President Kenyatta, Mr Odinga and Mr Mudavadi would work together for the sake of 2022 elections.

He did not however, disclose their working arrangement.

Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli had previously stated that President Kenyatta was “too young to retire in 2022,” thus Mr Kamket’s assertion could be a pointer he may be warming for a position.

Mr Kamket yesterday said pursuant to an expanded executive after a referendum, the leaders would agree on who to take which position.

Responding to that, the Kanu MP said: “God willing, yes. Let’s bell the cat first.”

On the alliance, ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna said: “The party will always be ready to forge alliances for the unity of Kenyans”

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