Talks are currently underway to ensure the National Super Alliance (NASA) goes into 2022 as a single political unit just like it did in the 2017 general elections.
Multiple sources from online reports and within the country’s corridors of power indicate Wiper Democratic Movement leader Kalonzo Musyoka has reached out to his Amani National Congress counterpart Musalia Mudavadi for deeper engagements to ensure the opposition outfit does not disintegrate.
President Uhuru Kenyatta had called on the opposition alliance to unite and pick a presidential flagbearer, for his backing next year.
Sources privy to the ongoing talks between the two leaders indicate issues of trust emerging from the sharing of political funds are being addressed, something that Mr. Mudavadi pointed to a local publication on Sunday.
”Kalonzo as the leader of Wiper is bridging the gap on our behalf, talking to our brother, that we had a misunderstanding, can we resolve it? Mark you we are in the fourth year and this matter has been pending. Would you say there is trust? That is the question going forward,” stated Mudavadi.
Apart from the talks between ANC and Wiper, Raila Odinga’s ODM has also written a letter to the registrar of political parties office asking her to amicably resolve the resource sharing dispute between the three NASA constituent parties.
”Our position is that Nasa was not a clandestine organisation but an above-the-board alliance of registered political parties and governed by instruments deposited with your office, the contents of which are self-explanatory. We, therefore, wish to request your esteemed office to convene at your earliest possible convenience a meeting of Nasa constituent parties as per Musyoka’s request,” a letter to Ms. Anne Nderitu, by ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna reads in part.
The National Super Alliance (NASA) comprises Raila Odinga’s ODM, Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper, Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC, Ford Kenya led by Moses Wetangula, and Chama Cha Mashinani of former Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto.
Currently, Mudavadi, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula, and Gideon Moi of KANU have pieced together a new formation, the One Kenya Alliance- leaving out ODM.