After recent interviews and public appearances from Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi. Everything is clear that the trio of Co-Principals supporting Raila Odinga for President in recent elections needs to secure their tickets and their futures. That includes also the not aforementioned Moses Wetan’gula.
Kalonzo, Mudavadi and Wetan’gula needs to find their home ahead of the 2022 polls. Yes, the One Kenya Alliance is there, but will it stick or even tick? The biggest challenge is to bet on the “right” horse and place itself in a front position. As the stakes are high and they can fall total flat, if they bet on the wrong one. Secondly, NASA Co-Principals have been left flat and behind after the handshake. They have needed to fight for themselves and haven’t gotten any or few favours.
Kalonzo got a title and an office. However, the others have been lost in the wind. This is why the choice between Deputy President William Ruto or Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga is evident. The ones who believe otherwise is naive. These gentlemen needs a home and OKA is only temporary relief. Since, Gideon Moi and KANU will not sway voters in such a fashion and neither will any of the others do. They need a vehicle … and someone who can bring them the opportunities.
We all can wonder if the former CORD/NASA Co-Principals will join Odinga for a third time. Even as his chances are better than ever, as his the vouched for and supported by the outgoing President. Odinga isn’t an opposition candidate, but seems like the one the Jubilee will stand behind. As Ruto who is the DP has become the opposition candidate from within. You cannot make this up, but that is the situation. This is why it’s tricky for OKA leaders to find a great home.
Because, will they risk it all and be sidekicks to Odinga again? Or will they take a bargain and join Ruto? If these stands alone or fights over the opportunity with OKA … we know they will fall flat and it will be a hopeless expedition. This is why people are switching allegiances between Odinga and Ruto. Not like leaders and public officials are joining behind any of the OKA leaders at this current stage.
That’s why the bid of Presidency and who they are joining is what the vital here. There might come some “third” party candidate or independent ones. However, these will have to breach into the Githeri media and become more relevant. Not like I think the United Political Front (UPF) comprising of United Green Movement (UGM), the Communist Party of Kenya (CPK) and Ukweli Party (UP) will become an opposition movement to revolutionize politics in Kenya anytime soon. Though the ideals and possible changes it could bring. Hopefully on some levels start to question the establishment and the ones in power. Nevertheless, the Co-Principals and their brief-case parties has to decide the next step ahead. Not like FORD-Kenya, Wiper Democratic Movement or Amani National Congress have the uniqueness or national party approach of yet. That’s why they need to be aligned with a bigger man and someone with a political apparatus behind it.
Kalonzo might boost his words and act like his time is up. Mudavadi might play the field and God knows what Wetan’gula is up too these days. However, all of them together with Moi needs to find shelter and a political formation to get an ability to be relevant in the next government. Because, right now… they are just on a fishing expedition and trying to sound like they have it all covered.
When we know perfectly well… that they are just seeking and applying pressure. Hoping to get the position and the best place for the future. These gentlemen have to make decisions and if they go without a backer. These will flat and get results that will shatter their egos. That is without a doubt… Peace.