The former deputy speaker of the National Assembly, Farah Maalim, has explained why the One Kenya Alliance(OKA) leaders will end their careers if they decide to merge with other parties.
Speaking in an interview on Monday, November 29, Maalim stated that OKA does not need to join either the Orange Democratic Movement(ODM) or the United Democratic Alliance(UDA) party, since the two outfits do not offer a platform for growth.
While using the Amani National Congress(ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi, and the Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka as examples, the politician stated that taking that path is equivalent to them ending their political careers.
“The reason why OKA cannot go in any direction other than remain in OKA, and everybody in OKA has to remain in OKA is because they have no position to hope for in other parties.Former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Farah Maalim, at a past event.Maalim
“If Musalia Mudavadi leaves OKA and joins the United Democratic Alliance party(UDA), what will he settle for? The deputy president of that party has already been promised to the mountain region.
“And if Kalonzo was to leave and join Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), what is he going to settle for? The speaker of the National Assembly or the Speaker of the senate? Maalim posed.
He proceeded to state that OKA leaders had put in a lot to get to where they are right now, and that if they leave, they will have no relevance in politics.
Maalim stated that the only thing OKA has to do to remain politically relevant as they now are, is to remain in OKA.
He further mentioned that should Mudavadi and Kalonzo make this move, they will have to start from scratch since they will have to wait for everyone else in those parties to accomplish their political goals before they start working on their own.
“Who is going to leave their comfort where they made a lot both for the moment and the future, and go somewhere else to queue at the back?
“Why would they go to become mtu wa mkono wa Raila ama mtu wa mkono wa Ruto?(A helping hand to Raila and Ruto)
"Mudavadi and Kalonzo cannot leave OKA because there’s nothing in these other parties that is going to build them politically. The point is that OKA has no chance in politics outside OKA,” he concluded.President Uhuru Kenyatta meets ODM leader, Raila Odinga, and One Kenya Alliance principals, Moses Wetangula, Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka, and Gideon Moi.PSCUkilled
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