One Kenya Alliance is facing a bleak future after it emerged that personal interests are threatening it’s collapse before a deal is inked.
The trouble began after ANC party declared that Musalia Mudavadi should be made the 2022 presidential candidate.
On Thursday, Kanu declared that it will not sign a deal with Oka principals thus throwing the coalition into further confusion.
Speaking to one of the local dailies, KANU SG Nick Salat said the resolution that endorsed Kanu’s partnership with the Jubilee Party, as passed by the National Delegates Convention in 2017, is binding until next year.
“Right now, we don’t want to be coerced or forced into making a decision that would require the resolution of an National Delegates Convention,” Salat said.
“The resolution stated clearly that we are to be with Jubilee up to the end of its term, that is next year. As far as Kanu is concerned, we don’t have any issue with our partner Jubilee to warrant us leaving it.”
ODM on Thursday announced its exit from Nasa.
The exit allows ODM to formalise its coalition deal with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee, which is also a political home for Kanu.
Suspicions have arisen within the team that could ruin its formalisation.
“The problem we have in Oka is that our partner ANC is proving to be very difficult. Mudavadi is saying it is him [for President] and no one else,” the MP said.
He went on, “If that continues, we will leave and run separately. We can team up with Raila. We don’t have much problems with him. The only person we cannot work with is Ruto.”
Latest reports indicate that Kalonzo is having fresh power talks with Raila.