Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi may have yielded to pressure from President Uhuru Kenyatta of having him work again with former prime minister Raila Odinga.
Speaking on Thursday at the ANC party headquarters in Nairobi, Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala gave a hint Mr. Odinga could be headed to work with party leaders in the One Kenya Alliance (OKA), comprising Gideon Moi (KANU), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), and Moses Wetangula (FORD-Kenya).
”All leaders are invited to work and support us in the invite all leaders in the One Kenya alliance. Even Raila Odinga but he should know the captains are already there. We have heard Raila may come but we will have to subject him to a lot of vetting,” the Kakamega senator said.
Malala also came out to defend the ANC boss against allegations by Transport CAS Chris Obure that as vice president, Musalia was involved in the controversial Anglo-Leasing scandal saying he had been cleared of all the charges.
”We shall not accept leaders imposed on us. I ask the President to be very careful with his succession plans. Recently, when Mudavadi started standing firm, they sponsored media stories about his alleged nonpayment of taxes and Anglo Leasing. Mudavadi was cleared of all those allegations,” he added.
Speaking on Tuesday at the opening of his defense, CAS Obure disclosed how the ANC leader wrote him a letter as vice president on May 9, 2002, seeking a direct procurement of Postal Corporation of Kenya equipment for upgrading postal services in the country as part of the Anglo Leasing project. Obure, who was a Finance Minister at that time said Mudavadi told him the initiative was President Moi’s government agenda.
“Mudavadi informed me in the letter that it was the government’s intention to develop and upgrade the PCK,” Dr. Obure told Senior Principal Magistrate Anne Mwangi on Tuesday.