Hon. Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi was born sixty years ago at Sabatia constituency, Vihiga county, Western province. He is someone who has a lot of past political life history. His father was a known political leader during president jomo Kenyatta's reign.
Musalia was first introduced into politics by the late president Daniel Torotich Arap Moi. Between 1989 to 1993, Moi appointed him the minister for Supplies and marketing replacing Minister Mulu mutisya. Being a good friend to the government at the time, he was appointed the minister for finance between 1993 to 1997 replacing the late hon.george saitoti but he was later succeeded by hon.simeon Nyachae.
In 1999, he was appointed the minister for information, communication, and transport. The position was later abolished. The position was re-established in 2000 and he was appointed the minister for transport and communication a post he served until 2002. In the 2002 general elections, he vied as the deputy president to president Uhuru Kenyatta on the KANU party ticket. Unfortunately, they lost to former president Mwai Kibaki with his deputy president Michael Wamalwa Kijana who won the seat in a free and fair election. President Uhuru Kenyatta and Musalia joined the opposition side between 2002 to 2007.
In 2007, he joined the Orange Democratic Movement party where he served as the deputy party leader. He served as the ODM deputy party leader until 2012 when he resigned to vie for the presidency. Previously, he served as the deputy prime Minister with President Uhuru Kenyatta to prime minister Raila Odinga between 2007 to 2012. In 2012, he joined the UDF party as the party leader and vied as a presidential candidate. He lost the election to President Uhuru Kenyatta on a free and fair election after finishing third in the race.
In 2017, he joined the National Super Alliance (NASA) Coalition. Being among the core principals of NASA with the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga being the Coalition's leader, they lost the election to President Uhuru Kenyatta with his deputy president William Ruto fairly. Along the way, things seemed not to work well leading to the breaking up of NASA Coalition after the March 2018 handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and former prime minister Raila Odinga.
Currently, he is fairly supporting BBI. Word has it that he is still in the race as a presidential candidate comes the 2022 general elections.
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