ANC National Chairman Kelvin Lunani has announced how the Musalia Mudavadi-led party is preventing being short changed in the Kenya Kwanza alliance.
This follows reports that it needs to deliver 70 percent of the Western Kenya vote, something Kenya Kwanza critics have said is clearly impossible.
Lunani says that while this is achievable, they have been in other alliances and short changed, in an apparent reference to ODM boss Raila Odinga, and are afraid that it can repeat itself with William Ruto.
He told The Standard that as a result, they are vigilant and alert to ensure that no game is played, even as he maintained that they intend to stick to Ruto.
“We have been in other political alliances before and have been mistreated even as we signed similar pacts with them. We are alert and not looking back on working with the DP. I have strong feeling that Ruto will reward us should he form a government whether we meet the target," he told the paper.
He added that it is his hope that Ruto will reward the party even if it doesn't achieve the agreed 70 percent, expressing hope that he won't abandon Mudavadi.
The Butula MP hopeful pointed out that the 30% stake of government set to be given to ANC and Ford Kenya won't be enjoyed in Western Kenya alone.
He stated that the Luhya community has members in almost every part of the country, meaning that the stake will be enjoyed across the country.
“Kenyans should first of all know that the glue binding the parties in Kenya Kwanza including ANC and Ford Kenya is trust. I know it too well that we can reach the 70 per cent target and get the 30 per cent government share but also trust that even if we hit 40 per cent, Ruto won’t throw us under the bus,” he said.
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