Kenya Kwanza constituent parties have rejected UDA Secretary General Cleophas Malala’s August deadline for all parties under the alliance to fold and join the United Democratic Alliance.
Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress (ANC) Party, Speaker of the Senate Amason Kingi’s (PAA) and Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetangula’s Ford Kenya have openly opposed the merger plans noting the Kenya Kwanza coalition should first focus on delivering its pledges to Kenyans and not politics.
The ANC Party through its leadership has said despite its commitment to support the Kenya Kwanza coalition, it will not dissolve to join UDA.
”The leadership discussed among other issues the talk about merging. For the avoidance of doubt, ANC Party is not merging neither today or in the future,” reads a statement by the party.
Bungoma Senator David Wafula Wakoli, a close ally of Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula says the party did not have any agreements to fold when it backed William Ruto for the presidency.
”During UDA signing a partnership, there was nowhere we agreed that we shall fold our party. Therefore I want to ask UDA SG Cleophas Malala to stop telling us that we fold Ford Kenya,” he said.
However, an adamant Malala yesterday told senior government officials in the Kenya Kwanza administration who are still clinging to their parties to choose between being in government or quitting the positions and holding on to their political outfits.