Cracks Emerge in Mudavadi, Kalonzo's One Kenya Alliance

  • Photo of KANU Chairman Gideon Moi (from Left), ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi and Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka speaking during a One Kenya Alliance Meeting taken on June 30, 2021.
    KANU Chairman Gideon Moi (from Left), ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi and Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka at a One Kenya Alliance meeting on June 30, 2021.
  • Cracks have emerged in the One Kenya Alliance led by party leaders Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Gideon Moi (KANU), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) and Moses Wetangula (Ford-Kenya). 

    The quartet who met in Karen, Nairobi on Thursday, July 1, was at crossroads over President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga's plan to form a coalition

    Moi supported the idea to unite with Raila and Uhuru while the remaining trio was hesitant at working with the ODM leader again, who was part of their broken National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition. 

    Mudavadi, Musyoka and Wetangula rallied the team to orchestrate a plot that would see them work with Uhuru but isolate Raila simultaneously. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga officially open the 48km Ngong-Kiserian-Isinya and the 43km Kajiado-Imaroro roads in Kajiado County in May 2021

    They were adamant that Uhuru would appoint one of them and that the One Kenya Alliance would form the government in 2022. 

    "We met a section of elected leaders from our respective parties and discussed ways of strengthening our union in readiness for the 2022 elections," Musyoka deviated from speaking on the divisions within the team. 

    However, Tiaty MP William Kamket, a close ally of Gideon Moi disclosed that the alliance was facing hurdles in supporting one of their own and reaching a compromise.

    "The plot is thickening. You will see coalitions within coalitions. We hope the alliance will support Uhuru and Raila,"Kamket detailed. 

    Reports further alleged that One Kenya Alliance was divided on how to draft a legal and binding agreement as some principals were still undecided on formally joining the coalition. 

    "We are having discussions. We are not interested in the legal issues for now. We are getting together to look at the policy document and emerging issues from the technical team," Kamket added. 

    Prior to the Karen meeting, Moi had skipped several alliance meetings with reports alleging that he was reading from a different script.

    Gideon Moi addresses the meeting after meeting President Uhuru Kenyatta and other party leaders at State House, Nairobi on Thursday, February 25, 2021