Mudavadi, Wetangula in talks to join DP Ruto – Didmus Barasa claims

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 20:15 |
Deputy President William Ruto and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi at Nyayo stadium, at a past even. Photo/PD/KENNA CLAUDE

At least three One Kenya Alliance (OKA) principals could be headed their way to joining Deputy President William Ruto's camp as the 2022 presidential race continues to generate heat.

In the newest revelations, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, Wiper's Kalonzo Musyoka and Ford Kenya's Moses Wetangula are likely to disengage from the OKA brigade to join hustlers in what could reshape the political alignment ahead of major elections next year.

Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa today revealed that the three OKA principals have been consulting with Ruto at night on a possibility of joining hands to beat ODM leader Raila Odinga who has also declared interest in succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta after he retires next year.

Speaking at a local television station, Barasa stated that Ruto has been consulting leaders across political divide even at night.

"We are having conversations with Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula, Musalia Mudavadi and other Kenyans and there is nothing wrong with that," he said.

The revelations came in the wake of alleged inside feuds among the four principals, a fight that has been linked to cracks over working with either Odinga or Ruto. 

Political pundits aver that the continued wars could sink the OKA the outfit that originally was touted as a formidable third force in the 2022 presidential race.

While some forces are keen to have the outfit team up with Raila, another faction is pushing for a political pact with the Second in Command.

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