Days after the Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairperson Wafula Chebukati announced the Presidential election results, His Excellency the Deputy President William Ruto has been receiving several leaders to Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
Among them are independent elected leaders and to make the matters worse, even leaders from Raila Odinga's Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance have started defecting and joining Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
"We welcome Yakub Adow Kuno (MP elect, Bura Constituency, UPIA Party) and Abdi Ali Abdi (MP-elect Ijara, National Agenda Party of Kenya) to the Kenya Kwanza team. Let us serve the people and move Kenya forward."Deputy President William Ruto https://t.co/8OoPvePjqi
This was the case on Thursday after a faction of Azimio la Umoja elected politicians belonging to the United Democratic Movement (UDM) leadership abandoned Azimio La Umoja and joining Kenya Kwanza.
The leaders were escorted to meet the president elect by their Party Leader and Mandera Senator-Elect Ali Roba, Deputy Party Leader and Marsabit Governor-Elect Mohamud Ali and Mandera Governor-Elect Mohamed Adan Khalif.
Others were Deputy Governor-Elect Mandera Ali Maalim, Wajir Senator-Elect Abbas Sheikh, MPs Umulkheir Kassim (Mandera), Bashir Abdullahi (Mandera North), Kullow Hassan (Banisa), Joseph Lekuton (Laisamis), Mangale Munga Chiforomodo (Lunga Lunga), AbdulEnrahim Haro (Mandera South) and Adan Haji (Mandera West).
This is a huge blow to the Raila Odinga led Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance which is expected to present a case in court seeking to have the presidential election results nullified over irregularities.
Already several independent members of Parliament have joined the Kenya Kwanza Alliance. They include Nambale MP-elect Geoffrey Ekesa Mulanya, Njoroge Kururia MP-elect Gatundu North and Nebart Muriuki, MP-elect Mbeere South.
North Imenti MP-elect Abdul Rahim Dawood has also teamed up with Kenya Kwanza Alliance.The move by the MPs will help the coalition get more numbers in the National Assembly.
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