As we count down to the 2022 elections, the war drums have already started beating with a section of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leaders now reportedly plotting to oust the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chair, Wafula Chebukati.
According to National Assembly Minority Leader John Mbadi, Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi, Homa Bay Woman Rep Gladys Wanga, and Rangwe MP Lilian Gogo, Chebukati should be prohibited from taking part in any procurement process or else he risks being impeached.
However, the UDA faction, led by Garissa Township MP Aden Duale, has come out strongly to defend the IEBC boss arguing that those calling for the removal of Chebukati should not waste the time of Kenyans with schemes and political machinations geared towards creating anarchy, paralysis, and anxiety.
This comes amid a renewed push to unite One Kenya Alliance (OKA) principals under ODM leader Raila Odinga to contest against the perceived main challenger Deputy President William Ruto ahead of the 2022 General Election.
The DP hit out at President Uhuru Kenyatta’s move to form a more formidable team to face him as he expressed confidence in his bid for the top office and vowed not to be moved by the unity attempts made by his rivals.
These latest developments beg two key questions: Do you think Chebukati should be impeached? And can OKA finally agree and back Raila as the main challenger against Ruto?
Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Ruto Accuses Uhuru of Championing Tribalism
Deputy President William Ruto yesterday took a swipe at President Uhuru Kenyatta for prioritising his succession politics by returning the country to tribal groupings.
Uhuru last Wednesday met former Nasa chiefs at State House, Mombasa, to craft his 2022 succession strategy. Ruto dismissed the plan, saying priority should be given to the economic hardship Kenyans are facing.
ODM Demands Raila’s Inclusion Ahead Of OKA’s Naivasha Meeting
The one Kenya alliance team bringing together ANC’S Musalia Mudavadi, wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka, Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula and KANU’s Gideon Moi is set to meet in Naivasha today.
The meeting of the Principals had to be postponed as wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka had traveled out of the country.
The meeting will be held at a time when Lieutenants of Musalia Mudavadi and Kalonzo Musyoka insist that they won’t back Raila Odinga in next year’s general election.
Sonko’s Message to Lilian Nganga, Alfred Mutua After Break-up
Ex-Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has weighed in on the separation of Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and his wife Lilian Nganga, noting that the two should be given space and time to sort out their issues the best way they know-how.
In a statement posted on his socials, Sonko urged the media to stay away from the two, adding that their separation is a private affair that does not need to be on the news.