The 2022 presidencial race has brought all the aspirants awake as each of them has kick-started their grassroot political campaigns to convince the voters on why they should trust them with their votes in the coming voting day. The KANU chair who is also the OKA allie after Musalia Mudavadi (ANC,) Wetang'ula (Ford Kenya) and Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) today visited the longtime perceived DP Ruto's political stronghold.
The Ford-Kenya party is one of the party that is accommodated in the One Kenya Alliance which also comprises of Wiper Democratic Movement, and the Amani National Congress linked to Honourable Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi respectively. The deputy party leader of Ford-Kenya linked to Bungoma county senetor Moses Wetangula has left his supporters talking after he openly announced that he will vote for the Former prime minister Raila Odinga come 2022 for his presidential bid.
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga with other leaders in a past function (Photo Courtesy). Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is undoubtedly going to run for presidency in the next general elections. At the most, he is among the top presidential contenders which have the highest possibilities of succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta to become the fifth president of Kenya.
Despite maintaining that they will have a flag bearer in the coming presidential elections, OKA principals have significantly reduced their political engagement days after meeting the Mount Kenya Foundation. The last time the four Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) and Ford Kenya's Moses Wetangula alongside Cyrus Jirongo were spotted together was during Nguu/Msumba Ward by elections campaigns at a time when Kanu's Gideon Moi was allegedly out of the country.
Deputy president William Ruto has urged his supporters to prepare in running their campaigns and avoid a fake swearing.The deputy president was speaking during his western Kenya tour. In what seemed to be directed to orange democratic movement party leader Raila Odinga swearing in as the people's president after the last general elections,the deputy president said that such incidents should never repeat again.
Today's local kiswahili newspaper headline titled "Kalonzo ashuka bei" has received mixed reactions from readers across the country. The wiper party leader who announced his ambition to vie for the top seat in next year's general elections is one of the principles in one Kenya alliance.Other leaders include,amani national congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi,Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula and Kenya African national union party leader Gideon Moi.
Bungoma electorates have asked to pick leaders with good track records in the next year’s general elections. Speaking to the star, Bungoma gubernatorial aspirant and a business man Zachariah Barasa revealed that since devolution Bungoma County has lagged behind in developments urging Bungoma residents to pick the governor who will initiate better developments, empower women and youth groups, fund student’s education and ensure residents are supplied with clean water for domestic use.
Deputy President William Ruto held a successful meeting with leaders and opinion shapers from the Western and Nyanza regions today. Notably was the presence of several Jubilee, ANC, and Ford Kenya leaders from the region who were seen in the meeting. This is a clear indication that the Deputy President is committed to ensuring he wins the seat.
Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula has officially endorsed Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka to run for Bungoma governor in the 2022 general election. The Bungoma senator's support comes just days after Kimilili MP Didmus Wekesa Barasa supported Lusaka's bid for the seat. Wetang’ula, Bungoma Senator, called on residents to oust Governor Wycliffe Wangamati in the next general election, saying he had failed to deliver on his promises to the people in 2017.
Bungoma residents are asking Ford Kenya party leader and Bungoma senator Moses Wetang’ula to seek One Kenya Alliance (OKA) presidential endorsement saying that he has a vast experience in leadership and should also be given a chance. Led by Phillip Wekesa an activist for citizen for governance noted that Wetang’ula who one time served as Foreign affair minister from 2008-2010, minister for trade 2012-2013 and now the Ford Kenya party boss is an experienced leader who should concentrate on national politics.
Courtesy Looming trouble for Ford Kenya party leader also Bungoma Senator, Moses Wetangula as party faction led by Governor Wangamati lays down demands amid ongoing party legal as details emerge. Through a press conference, led by Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati among others demands the One Kenya Alliance principal to attend national delegate conference meeting to elect new leadership amid preparation for battle bruises ahead, a move that could cost him the seat.
A daughter of the late businessman Allan Waihumbu Njuguna has stunned mourners after indirectly hitting out Governor Wycliffe Wangamati for storming funerals like weddings. Hannah Wanjuhi condemned leaders who cause chaos in funerals as bereaved families sought solace from mourners and the church. '"Na wanasiasa wengine muwache kulipa vijana wakileta vurugu kwa matanga ya watu.
The Ford-Kenya Co-principal Moses Wetangula has elicited mixed reactions online following his humble request to the head of the nation president Uhuru Kenyatta. As he was addressing the public, on Thursday, a local publication quoted his words to the president asking him to protect the Kenya's Boarders.
Edwin Sifuna - ODM SG. Photo: Courtesy Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula's party is the only one that hasn't received money from Orange Democratic Movement (ODM). ODM Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna has now disclosed why they are still withholding the cash. Appearing on a morning TV show on Tuesday, October 19, Sifuna said that ODM was preventing an eruption of civil war in the Forum for the Restoration of Democracy – Kenya (FORD-Kenya).
OKA is facing another setback this week after it was alleged that one of its principles walked into a partnership without consulting his party officials,according to Bungoma county chief Wycliffe Wangamati he claimed that the agreement between his party leader and OKA principles was illegal and wanted his party leader to give finer details,this comes few weeks after Tongaren lawmaker Eseli Simiyu accused Moses Wetang'ula of postponing elections for six years,this prompted some of Ford Kenya lawmakers to announce that Moses Wetang'ula is no longer their party leader.
Today on Sunday 17 October, senate Speaker Ken Lusaka has declared his bid for the Bungoma governor’s seat ahead of 2022. (A photo of Speaker Ken Lusaka) Ken Lusaka made the announcement after meeting professionals and opinion leaders from across the county. Lusaka has said that he consulted widely before making the decision.
Edwin Sifuna Orange Democratic Movement(ODM) secretary-general has disclosed why his party is withholding Bungoma senator Moses Wetangula's party cash. Appearing on a morning TV show on Tuesday, October 19, Sifuna claimed that they were trying to prevent an eruption of civil war in the forum for the restoration of democracy.
After months of wrangles and accusations between party members and officials, the Ford Kenya party through it's Secretary General madam Millicent Abudho have issued a notice directing party members to prepare for the party's National Delegates Congress to be held on 4th November, 2021 at the Bomas of Kenya.
;An ongoing battle of supremacy inside the Ford Kenya party is threatening to split the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) comprising Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula and other party leaders, Gideon Moi (KANU), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) and Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper). In the latest onslaught, a section of leaders led by Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati on Monday, October 11, declared that the agreement between Ford Kenya party leader, Wetangula, and OKA principals was illegal.
The wrangles in Ford Kenya party seem to be far from over after party leader Moses Wetangula dismissed calls by rebels to have a national delegate’s conference. Ford Kenya has been embroiled in leadership wrangles after a section of its leaders staged a coup in May last year to oust Wetangula as its leader.