Nyali legislator Mohammed Ali says the governor of Kilifi, Amason Kingi has frustrated efforts by MPs allied to Deputy President William Ruto to use KADU-Asili as Coast region’s political vehicle in 2022.
According to the MP, his colleagues in Tanga Tanga had planned to decamp from their political parties to KADU-Asili then use it to bargain inside Ruto’s camp, something Kingi got wind of and sabotaged.
”Mr. Kingi got wind of our plans and managed to convince the party leaders that the coastal party agenda was the best way forward. That saw the KADU officials develop cold feet and we had to abandon this plan,” Ali, also known as Jicho Pevu told a local publication on Monday.
KADU-Asili officials on the other hand have distanced themselves from any association with William Ruto and Tanga Tanga, vowing to go it alone in 2022.
Last week, the party pulled out of talks with Ruto men something Mohammed Ali described as a big betrayal and has Tanga Tanga MPs coming to terms with the harsh reality of not having their own political party before 2022.
”We cannot go back to them because they betrayed us. Today, we could have been talking of Kadu-Asili as the Coast party. With one year to the election, there is no magic we can do right now to think about any political party, so we must swim our way and think about it in future,” he added.