By Mourice Seretta
One Kenya Alliance that brings together Moses Wetangula’s Ford Kenya, Gideon Moi’s KANU, Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC and Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper will not participate in the forthcoming by-elections and will instead support candidates fielded by the Jubilee Party.
Addressing the Media on Thursday, the Alliance leaders said the move was aimed at reciprocating the support Jubilee gave them in recent by-elections in Matungu, Kabuchai and Machakos.
Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang’ula who read the statement on behalf of the leaders expressed gratitude to Jubilee for its support during the by-elections.
“In this regard, we shall reciprocate the same gesture in the forthcoming by-elections,” he stated.
Wetang’ula further said their victory in the concluded by-elections was an indication that the country was keen on a new transformational agenda.
“Today, we mark the beginning of a journey with a clear purpose to unite this country through a transformative agenda that seeks to create equal opportunities for all Kenyans,” he stated.
Mudavadi said members of the alliance will move together to sensitize Kenyans about their agenda.
“If for a moment you thought there was no alternative, I want to tell you there is one- the One Kenya Alliance,” he said.
Kalonzo said the alliance will bring fresh air to Kenyan politics.
“We are ready to show Jubilee the tricks we used to win the seats,” he added.
Gideon said their match to State House is unstoppable.
“Once the Covid-19 rules are lifted, we will embark on countrywide tours to sell our agenda,” he added.
The Alliance still took issue at the manner in which Kakamega Senator Cleophas was bundled out of his former position as the Senate Minority Deputy Whip saying it was done without consultation.
Thay however hailed him as a stron willed politician who is destined for greatness despite the setbacks.
Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku and former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu were present during the press briefing held at a Nairobi Hotel.
Also TIP TIP Party leader Kalembe Ndile attended the briefing.
Others were senators Petronilla Were (Nominated), Abshiro Halake (Nominated), Enock Wambua (Kitui) and MPs Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini), Peter Nabulindo (Matungu), Nasr Sahal (Nominated), Charles Kanyi (Starehe), Patrick Makau (Mavoko),Edith Nyenze (Kitui West), William Kamket (Tiaty), Gladwell Cheruiyot (Baringo County) and Mohammed Hire (Ladgera)