It is the period of political alignment and realignment in Kenya with general elections only months away.
Politicians are now trying to look for support from different direction.
ODM leader Raila Odinga who was a member of NASA in the last elections has however said that he can’t force his erstwhile political friends to support him.
“I have an agenda and that is to bring change to our country. OKA leaders are my friends and they all have a right for the presidency, I cannot force them to support me,” Raila stated.
One Kenya Alliance (OKA) is a coalition bringing together Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya) and Gideon Moi (KANU).
Mudavadi, Kalonzo and Wetangula supported Raila during the last elections.
Speaking during an interview with K24, August 27, Raila said he is ready to work with the people of Mt Kenya.
“I am open to work with the people of Mount Kenya. I campaigned for Kibaki in Central Kenya after had the accident and was in a wheelchair,” Raila said.
The opposition leader distanced himself from the government yet again saying handshake should not be planned for the failure to effect the big 4 agenda.
“I am not in government. For those saying that the handshake stopped the big 4 agenda that is just political chatter, they are the ones taking salary from the government but instead of working, they are campaigning,” Raila stated.
He also defended Building Bridges Initiative saying that the views were collected over the country and therefore the he doesn’t understand when the court say that there was no public participation or people did not understand the document.