Blow To Raila After Kalonzo, Moi, and Mudavadi Vow To Stand With Uhuru in the Upcoming By-elections
The declaration by the three may result in a rift between Kenyatta and Raila, given that the two are political allies.
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga may be in for a rude shock after his once political allies announce a decision that might deal him a political blow.
The trio Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper, Musalia Mudavadi of Amani National Congress (ANC), and Kanu leader Gideon Moi spoke when they met at Serena Hotel on March 24.
The three united under One Kenya Alliance stated that they would be supporting Jubilee candidates for Juja, Garissa, and Bonchari by-elections.
"We will campaign for Jubilee. In fact, if they invite us, we may show them some tricks that we employ and it shall be well," stated Kalonzo in relation to the Machakos by-election victory.
The declaration by the three is set to cause a clash, given that the ODM leader and President Kenyatta's ally Raila will also be fielding his own candidates for the same race.
The three leaders further vow not to flag their own candidates, but instead, work on ensuring Jubilee candidates win. They added that the newly-founded alliance was meant to ensure a united Kenya.
The team further blasted ODM for ousting Senator Cleopas Malala as the Senate Minority Deputy leader, for allegedly supporting ANC candidate who won the Matungu by-election.
Speculations are high that the alliances have started to emerge in preparation for the 2022 general elections. Already, Deputy President (DP) William Ruto has opened up on his willingness to unite with Raila ahead of the next elections.