One Kenya Alliance principals are unpopular and would be beaten to a pulp if they were to face Deputy President William Ruto in 2022. This is a warning country’s intelligence community issued to President Uhuru Kenyatta, as he tries to come up with a new political formation for next year’s August general elections.
OKA, formed in March this year, brings together Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka, Gideon Moi, plus Moses Wetangula. Many believe President Uhuru Kenyatta was behind the new outfit’s formation and had planned to endorse the alliance to capture power next year.
However, according to reports, the Head of State’s political intelligence wing has told him OKA and the four principals cannot beat UDA leader William Ruto next year. Even with his support, Uhuru has been told, One Kenya Alliance would still terribly fail at the ballot and he should not engage any further if he had plans to back them in 2022.
The reports further reveal Uhuru and Raila teams have changed tact. The two camps are now working on a multipronged strategy, where an option of Raila Odinga not running is listed. Those who want Raila to play a kingpin role argue, in order to have a hold of Mt Kenya and sway it from the DP, Mr. Odinga should not be on the ballot.
Also, with the BBI Appeal still dragging in court and the future of having a plebiscite remaining uncertain, President Uhuru and Raila Odinga are exploring other ways to craft a winning 2022 formation.