ODM Party leader Raila Amolo Odinga is set to have his fifth stab at the presidency.This comes after the former Prime Minister unsuccessfully ran for the highly coveted seat for a record four times in 1997,2007,2013 and 2017. Raila is expected to fly the presidential flag of the Azimio-OKA outfit with the backing of President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta alongside host of other political Bigwigs like former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka, KANU Chairman Gideon Kipsielei Moi, Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua among other notable leaders.
On Thursday morning,the Azimio-OKA Coalition Council met in Nairobi in a bid to iron out numerous issues pertaining to the forthcoming general elections.The council that brings together political top brass drawn from various affiliate parties within the outfit,met for the first time since it's formation and inception.
The argument about Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance coalition party Presidential Candidate Raila Amolo Odinga's prospective running mate is still raging. No green light or white smoke has appeared in this regard, despite numerous important names being touted as Raila's possible running companions. Wiper party leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, KANU Chairman Gideon Kipsielei Moi, Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua, former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth, Agriculture CS Peter Munya, Narc party leader Charity Kaluki Ngilu, Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho, former Emgwen MP Stephen Tarus, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui, and Kakamega county governor Wycliffe Ambet.
Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition political party is one of the giant political formations which have so far sprouted ahead of August ninth general elections.The formation brings together about thirty political parties with ODM party leader Raila Amolo Odinga it's Presidential flagbearer for the forthcoming presidential contest. Other key bigwigs in the political formation are President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta,Wiper party leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, KANU Chairman Gideon Kipsielei Moi,Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua and Kitui governor Charity Kaluki Ngilu among other influential players.
The season of political defections and realignments is highly taking shape in Kenya ahead of the eagerly awaited August Ninth general elections. The key political formations that have so far sprouted out are One Kenya Alliance, Azimio La Umoja Movement and Kenya Kwanza Alliance. One Kenya Alliance outfit brings together Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper Party, Gideon Kipsielei Moi of KANU,Cyrus Jirongo of UDP and their Narck Kenya counterpart Martha Wangari Karua.
Deputy President William Samoei Ruto is among the key presidential contenders who are keen to succeed President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta when his term comes to it's end come August this year. The Deputy President has vehemently hit the ground by crisscrossing the entire country selling his bid and agenda to the masses.In what can be described as a deliberate effort to win Kenya's capital, Nairobi,Ruto is set to hold a mega rally at Jacaranda Grounds in the capital city this Sunday.This comes barely few days after Ruto crisscrossed the entire county wooing the people of Nairobi to back his presidential bid.
ODM party leader Raila Amolo Odinga is bracing for a tough political battle in the forthcoming presidential race with Deputy President William Samoei Ruto.With his recently launched Azimio La Umoja Movement,Raila is expected to lobby for a big political vehicle that is likely to rally behind his Azimio gospel.
One Kenya Alliance is a Political outfit bringing together Wiper Party under Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka,KANU under Gideon Kipsielei Moi,UDP under Cyrus Jirongo and Narc Kenya under Martha Karua. With OKA set to broker a political truce with Azimio La Umoja led by ODM party leader Raila Amolo Odinga, speculations were rife on the fate of Martha Karua who was conspicuously missing during Saturday's ODM and Jubilee National Delegates Conferences.Other OKA chiefs graced the Jubilee NDC with Kalonzo skipping ODM's.
With about 190 days to August ninth general elections,the realignments in Kenya's political terrain continue to take shape.The debate over who would succeed President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta as the fifth President of Kenya is at a top gear. It is highly perceived that Deputy President William Ruto and ODM party leader Raila Amolo Odinga remain the two front-runners as far as the presidential contest is concerned.With One Kenya Alliance also being seen as a possible third force,things seems to be gradually changing with silent spanner works seemingly underway.OKA under Wiper Party Leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Gideon Kipsielei Moi of KANU,former Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo with now Narck Kenya Party Leader Martha Karua,has maintained that it would remain intact and front a single presidential flagbearer for the outfit.
Ford Kenya Party Leader Moses Masika Wetangula is among the high level political personalities who have been tasked by their respective parties to vie for Presidency come August this year.Wetangula is the current Senator of Bungoma county and is one of the Principals of the One Kenya Alliance.Other Principals in the outfit are Wiper Party Leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi of Amani National Congress,Gideon Kipsielei Moi of KANU and former Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo.
Wiper Party Leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka,KANU Chairman Gideon Kipsielei Moi and UDP Party Leader Cyrus Jirongo were the latest entrants into the giant Azimio Coalition that had been spearheaded by President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and ODM party leader Raila Amolo Odinga. The Saturday March 12th agreement saw the leaders resolving to work together with Raila as the Azimio Coalition's presidential flagbearer.
Amani National Congress Party Leader Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi is among the key political bigwigs who have announced their intentions to succeed President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta when his term comes to an end come August this year.Musalia is among the One Kenya Alliance Principals. Other members of the outfit include Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper,Moses Wetangula of Ford Kenya, Gideon Kipsielei Moi of KANU and former cabinet Minister Cyrus Jirongo.Though the outfit has not settled on one of them as their preffered presidential candidate,they have affirmed their commitment to work together to the ballot.
The day is 9th,the month is August and the year will be 2022.It is the day Kenyans from all walks of life will wake up to democratically exercise their rights of electing leaders of their choice in various elective seats. With OKA,UDA and Azimio La Umoja Movement being the key political vessels that are likely to produce the three leading contenders,things seems to be headed to a different direction.
Raila's Ally Alleges Some Key Political Parties That Are Likely To Enter Into a Coalition With Raila
With about eight months to next year's general elections,political terrain in Kenya is abuzz with hightened reorganisations and realignments.Many Kenyans view next year's presidential contest as a two-horse race pitting Deputy President William Ruto and ODM party leader Raila Amolo Odinga.This is despite One Kenya Alliance also being in the political arena.
In what has been persistently been referred to as a "political earthquake" in Kenya's political arena, Amani National Congress Party Leader Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi has caused stir by his unpredicted move of joining forces with Deputy President William Samoei Ruto ahead of August ninth general elections.
One Kenya Alliance is a political organization that is one of the primary groups vying for Kenya's leadership seat in August of this year. The OKA brings together Wiper Party leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Amani National Congress leader Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi, Ford Kenya Party leader Moses Masika Wetangula, KANU leader Gideon Kipsielei Moi, and former Lugari Member of Parliament Cyrus Jirongo.
As the clock gradually continues to tickle towards the eagerly awaited general elections in Kenya,the succession politics is continuing to take new twists and turns.So far three distinct strong political camps alongside other minor ones have emerged ahead of 2022. The three political camps that are being viewed to be holding higher stakes as far as the 2022 race is concerned are the Hustlers' Movement led by Deputy President William Samoei Ruto,The Handshake camp led by President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and ODM party leader Raila Amolo Odinga and the One Kenya Alliance alongside other smaller political outfits.The One Kenya Alliance brings together Wiper Party led by Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka,Amani National Congress led by Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi,KANU led by Gideon Kipsielei Moi and Ford Kenya Party led by Moses Masika Wetangula.
With barely less than a year to the eagerly awaited 2022 general elections, Kenya's political terrain is witnessing hightened political realignments and reorganizations.Key leaders are in last minute haste to find their suitable political camps and alliances that would see their interest and intentions satisfactorily catered for. With three major distinct political camps already in place,other political formations are gradually taking shape as time continues to elapse.The three major political camps which are seen to be possessing higher political magnitude are One Kenya Alliance,The Handshake camp and the Hustler Nation.