Thursday June 18, 2020 – Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka and former Bomet Governor, Isaac Ruto, have officially joined President Uhuru Kenyatta’s bandwagon.
According to an agreement signed yesterday, Kalonzo’s Wiper and Isaac Ruto’s CCM will back fully Uhuru’s agenda in Parliament.
The National Super Alliance (NASA) faces dissolution after two partner parties entered into a “co-operation” with the ruling party Jubilee.
By agreeing to the pact with the President’s party, Wiper and CCM will officially end their political marriage with ODM leader, Raila Odinga, Amani National Congress (ANC) leader, Musalia Mudavadi, and Bungoma Senator, Moses Wetang’ula’s Ford Kenya.
Legally, three parties would need to leave the coalition for it to be dissolved.
However, politically speaking, the exit of Wiper and CCM and with Raila’s ODM already working with the ruling party, the coalition that sponsored a Raila-Kalonzo ticket in the last elections is halfway dead.
Raila, Mudavadi and Wetang’ula are already in a rocky relationship, with the latter two accusing the former Prime Minister of orchestrating their ousters from the leadership of their parties.
Wetang’ula is currently fighting to regain control of Ford Kenya after he was ousted from its helm.
Yesterday’s development was part of a larger succession scheme by Uhuru to isolate Deputy President William Ruto ahead of the 2022 General Elections.
Sources within the ruling party indicate that plans are afoot to create three Deputy Party Leader positions in a bid to block Ruto from running for the Presidency on a Jubilee ticket.
The Kenyan DAILY POST