Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria on Friday, March 4, confirmed that he was in talks with Deputy President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza team.
Kuria’s move caused a storm in Kenya’s political scene considering that had hinted at joining the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) which is in talks with Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja movement.
In an interview, the Chama Cha Kazi (CCK) party leader said he opted for Ruto’s team as they had changed their earlier hardened stand on coalition formations.
“Kenya Kwanza has changed and they have welcomed everybody. They have accepted that their allies will join the alliance through different parties,” said Kuria.
Initially, Ruto had asked politicians who want to form a coalition with him to first fold their respective parties and join his United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
The move did not sit well with several politicians with Kuria accusing Ruto and UDA of dictatorship.
However, the DP later ate a humble pie and accepted coalition formation with other parties including Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC and Moses Wetangula’s Ford Kenya that culminated in the formation of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
Further in the interview, Kuria said he was in talks with other politicians including OKA principals imploring them to also join Ruto’s camp.
It is worth noting that OKA has ruled out working with Kenya Kwanza ahead of the August polls.
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