The One Kenya Alliance could soon unveil its 2022 presidential flagbearer after it emerged the principals plan to launch the coalition in mid-October.
We have established that the four principals have tasked the technical team crafting the coalition documents, to complete the exercise a month ahead of the grand inauguration.
Information reaching our desks indicate that the transformation of OKA into an alliance, official launch and unveiling of the flagbearer have been delayed by incomplete coalition documents
“We had given them a timeline of 90 days from the first time they met. That means by mid-October, we shall be launching the coalition,” Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr, who is a member of the technical team said.
The launch will set the political stage for gruesome campaigns ahead of the general election.
The coalition will bring together seasoned politicians who, for a decade now, have been in opposition.
Picking the presidential line-up has been seen as the coalition's litmus test, as all four principals have declared they will not be anywhere far from racing to the seat to the state house , come 2022.
The technical team is drafting a coalition agreement and power-sharing documents, theme colours, logo and manifesto. The formation was first announced on March the 25th of this year.
The team has also been working on a formula of identifying a presidential candidate from among the four principals.
The team was expected to present the documents to the principals – Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Moses Wetang'ula (Ford Kenya), Gideon Moi (Kanu) and officials early this month in Naivasha.
“A lot of us thought that that retreat was for the purpose of approving those instruments because that was what members urged for.
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