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“Raila’s presence in Wiper NDC made us uncomfortable!” Musalia Mudavadi’s camp expresses concern

In Summary

  • ANC Sec-Gen Simon Gikuru says that Raila Odinga’s presence in Wiper NDC made them uncomfortable
  • In what appears to be Raila wooing Kalonzo on his side during the Wiper NDC, Raila said “am sure what Kalonzo wants is what Raila wants. Going forward our roads will meet again. Come December 9, 2021, I will speak.”

Musalia Mudavadi’s camp has expressed concerns after Raila Odinga attended Wiper Party’s National Delegates Convention (NDC).

African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Simon Gikuru admitted that the former prime minister’s presence at the NDC on Thursday last week made other One Kenya Alliance (OKA) camps “uncomfortable”.

Speaking on TV47’s Morning Cafe show on Monday, Gikuru said that the ODM leader has been trying to woo the OKA principals – KANU’s Gideon Moi, Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula, and ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi – into supporting his presidential bid in 2022.

“As ANC we were very uncomfortable with Wiper inviting Raila Odinga to their NDC because we have seen every attempt by him to find his way to OKA through the back door because he knows he can’t win the elections alone,” he said.

All the OKA principals were present at the high-profile Wiper NDC. Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu also graced the occasion that saw Kalonzo Musyoka endorsed as Wiper Party’s presidential flag bearer in 2022.

Raila’s speech during Wiper NDC

Raila received a heroic welcome from the hundreds of delegates as he entered the Kasarani Gymnasium. While closing his speech, which was filled with political pick-up lines, he said, “I am sure what Kalonzo wants is what Raila wants. Going forward our roads will meet again. Come December 9, 2021, I will speak.”

Former National Assembly Deputy Speaker Farah Maalim, also a panelist on the show, said that the two front runners in OKA are Kalonzo and Mudavadi, adding that either of them might be the alliance’s presidential flag bearer.

He however disagreed with Gikuru that OKA will not see the light of the day come election day in August 2022. “OKA principals cannot defect to other parties because Ruto and Raila have promised the deputy presidency to the Mountain region,” he argued.

Kalonzo has in the recent past insisted that he will not play second fiddle again on matters 2022 presidential race. “I will be on the ballot!” he occasionally affirms.


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