KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta further stretches his muscles to ensure a united Opposition ahead of 2022

OKA alliance leaders, from left Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka, Gideon Moi, and Moses Wetangula. [Image: courtesy]
Kenya—The Kenyan political matrix has in the recent few days, witnessed a series of movements aimed at forming formidable coalitions and parties that may take over the reign of power come 2022.

The latest move being that of key political players in the presidential race holding numerous meetings in a bid of creating a heavy political machine that will lead Kenya to the next general election.

One Kenya Alliance, a political coalition formed by Musalia Mudavadi, Wycliffe Wetangula, Gideon Moi, and Kalonzo Musyoka has been keener and holding firm its grip in supporting a candidate from their coalition.

A move that has not married well with the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta whose wish was Raila Odinga to be part of the coalition.

Raila who has in the recent past enjoyed Uhurus’ support and more seeable from Uhuru’s backyard Mt. Kenya region, has turned to be the preferred candidate for Uhuru Kenyatta in the next general election.

A move that has seen Uhuru hold a series of meetings with the One Kenya Alliance principals with an aim of unifying the OKA alliance and the ODM boss Raila Odinga.

In a clear demonstration of his determination to convince the OKA principals to back Raila in the battle for the country’s top job, Uhuru held another meeting on Wednesday in Mombasa County, barely a week after they had a session together in the same county.

No insiders have managed to reveal clearly what transpired in the meeting, sources said, “there was progress made.”

It has emerged that Gideon Moi of Kanu, has remained to be the unifying factor between the Oka principals, Uhuru and Raila.

Just a day from another retreat in Naivasha Gideon Moi of Rift Valley Kenya had reminded his Oka principals that the sole enemy is Ruto and we should in any way try to suppress him before anyone else.