Besieged One Kenya Alliance (OKA) principals Gideon Moi and Kalonzo Musyoka have revived the outfit with a new partnership that incorporates NARC Kenya party leader Martha Karua.
On January 26, Kenya National Union unveiled a joint campaign poster for candidates Gideon Moi, Kalonzo Musyoka, and Martha Karua. The event will be held in Kitui County on January 27.
KANU’s Secretary for Political Affairs Frederick Okango, affirmed that the NARC-Kenya party leader was an equal principal in the OKA regime.
“Yes, Karua is a partner in OKA and that is an equal principal in the alliance. She is the party leader of NARC-Kenya. So they are equal partners.
“OKA was formed before Martha joined – she and Speaker Justin Muturi have come in under the Mount Kenya Unity Forum. Remember the Mt Kenya forum proposed Karua as their spokesperson. OKA is the biggest coalition and many more are going to join” he pointed out.
Earlier in the day, Kalonzo held talks with KANU Executive Director George Wainaina, Justice Aaron Ringera, and former Head of Civil Service Francis Muthaura in a bid to work together towards a unified front.
The development came after former OKA principals – Musalia Mudavadi of ANC and Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya) ditched the alliance and formed a new partnership with Deputy President William Ruto.
“We (OKA) have today walked out of Mudavadi’s ‘earthquake’ meeting. Our principals Hon Kalonzo Musyoka and Hon Gideon Moi out of respect honoured his invitation as a co principal to attend the Bomas event and congratulated him for being nominated by his party to go and look for more friends.
“Unfortunately, we have to part ways since some of his friends are not our friends and we are unsafe with them. We are therefore moving to higher grounds where Kenyans are safer,” read part of the statement.