Why Musalia snubbed Kenyatta’s Azimio talks at State House

ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi

Musalia Mudavadi said the Luhya community had backed Mr Odinga for long and that “enough is enough”! He said a meeting in which the agenda is to “coerce” the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) into supporting the former Prime Minister and ODM leader was “unacceptable!

By The Weekly Vision Online

ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi snubbed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s invitation for talks with Raila Odinga’s allied MPs at State House Nairobi last week. According to ANC party communications director, Kibisu Kabatesi Statehouse had called his boss thrice on his official line and cell phone.

Kabatesi said Statehouse had invited Mudavadi for a “cup of tea” with “like-minded” patriotic leaders keen on forging a united country ahead of the August poll. But Mudavadi in a terse statement to the media was categorical that he would not be attending any meetings at Statehouse any time soon. According to Mr Kabetesi, his boss would only come to Statehouse after he wins the August Presidential elections and subsequently be “sworn in”!

The Statehouse meeting with more than 150 Azimio MPs allied to the “handshake” went ahead but it was clear the absence of OKA had thrown cold water on the anticipated “super alliance” to face deputy president William Ruto

Mudavadi said the Luhya community had backed Odinga since 2007 and that “enough was enough”! He said a meeting in which the agenda is to “coerce” the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) into supporting the former Prime Minister and ODM leader Raila Odinga was “unacceptable”! The Statehouse meeting with more than 150 Azimio MPs allied to the “handshake” went ahead but it was clear the absence of OKA had thrown cold water on the anticipated “super alliance” to face deputy president William Ruto. All indications now are that Mudavadi who was Odinga’s running-mate in 2017 will go all the way to the ballot, literally taking the bull by the horns ready to pay any political price.

And as this was going on, other OKA co-principals Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya) and Gideon Moi (KANU) converged in Naivasha. They met at a hotel where they received a report from a committee tasked with finding a formula to elect its 2022 presidential flag-bearer.

According to Wetangula OKA will name its flag bearer before the end of January and was determined to go up to the ballot. He said there would be no turning back, ironically Mudavadi did not attend the meeting.

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