Kenya’s political history is characterized by political betrayal, and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi who is also one of the principals of Kenya Kwanza Alliance is a victim.
That’s why I got bemused why he ditched One Kenya Alliance to form Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
In 2002 when the then President Daniel Moi was about to leave the office, Musalia Mudavadi was among the politicians who expected Moi’s endorsement to succeed him but on August 2, 2002 Moi publicly endorsed Uhuru Kenyatta as his preferred successor.
When Kenya was approaching the 2013 General Elections, Mudavadi joined Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto hoping to be the presidential candidate since the two were facing international crimes at the ICC. He was again shortchanged, the deal crumbled.
He went all the way to the ballot.
In 2017 he entered into a coalition with ODM leader Raila Odinga and Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, together they formed Nasa. The MoU was signed, where Raila was to vie for one term then support the rest of the principles in the next general elections.
For another time the ANC leader was betrayed when the March 2018 handshake took place between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga without his consent, Raila who was to vie for the last time in 2017 will be on the ballot in the coming general election.
This begs the question, how sure is he that he won’t be betrayed after the formation of Kenya Kwanza Alliance? Is he signing a ticket to his political oblivion?
Recently, Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua and a close ally of Deputy President said confidently that William Ruto is the flagbearer of Kenya Kwanza Alliance while the position of the running mate will be given to someone from Central Kenya region.
And this begs my second question; what is there in Kenya Kwanza Alliance for Musalia Mudavadi?