- By FK Zack
It was termed the best move for ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford-Kenya counterpart Moses Wetangula to ditch the OKA and join UDA, associated with Deputy President William Ruto, but it seems the earthquake is more of Mudavadi’s own trembling than anything.
A short moment before and after the ANC boss announced joining the Hustler movement, a good number of his allies, the likes of former ANC deputy party leader Ayub Savula, MPs Peter Nabulindo, Christopher Aseka, Titus Khamala, Tindi Mwale and Oku Kaunya, all ditched the party and join DAP – K and ODM.
Barely two weeks since the “earthquake” at the Bomas of Kenya, UDA, ANC and Ford-Kenya members seem to be the ones overwhelmed by its effects.
This is evident from the press conference called by UDA chairman Johnson Muthama stating that there is no coalition between UDA, ANC and Ford Kenya.
“As far as we are concerned, DP Ruto is the UDA presidential candidate and Musalia Mudavadi is ANC’s presidential candidate. In other words, we are independent but talking as friends,” he stated.
This points towards a lot that is yet to happen seven months ahead of the August polls but, the question remains, shall we continue experiencing the “earthquake” as promised by Mudavadi?
In my opinion, I see DAP – K taking the Western Kenya region with a bang and for sure Mudavadi and Wetangula will have a tough moment to solicit votes for the Hustler movement, if at all they work together.
Furthermore, chances of Mudavadi going as a running mate for DP Ruto are minimal, thus rendering his move as poorly calculated.
FK Zack is a talented sports journalist and analyst who writes excellently in Kiswahili.