‘OKA Was Operating As A Subsidiary Of Azimio,’ Mudavadi Speaks Out On Why He Left

Written by on 5 February 2022

Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi has dismissed claims of betraying his former One Kenya Alliance (OKA) partners.

Mudavadi disclosed that his fallout with the Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, KANU’s Gideon Moi and Cyrus Jirongo was to counter their alleged looming betrayal.

The ANC leader said he had sensed their impending pact with Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja and thus needed to secure his space in the political arena.

“I said it very early that the way I studied it, OKA was operating like a subsidiary of Azimio and when I sensed that, I said this is not our initial intention of getting together. These are apologists of Azimio,” Musalia said in an interview with the Nation newspaper.

“For a long time, OKA was operating as a subsidiary of Azimio and the decision I took was that I did not want to be a shareholder in that political subsidiary.”

Musalia went further to refer to the recent deed of an agreement signed by the OKA principals with Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua, saying that he had predicted the move before his earthquake alliance with Deputy President William Ruto

“If I am not wrong, isn’t that what they are doing now as we speak? To the extent that they are signing a pact and they are forming a tripartite arrangement to work with who?” He posed.

The former vice president seemingly rubbished the betrayal sentiments which have constantly been used to describe his new alliance with the DP saying it should not be taken personally.

The ANC leader noted that he did not want to be taken by surprise by their plot and was acting to secure his own ambition.

“There is no betrayal here. This is politics. I mean, were you just going to sit quietly there when people are conniving, and then at the very tail end, they put you in a situation where you have very little legroom to deal with the situation?” Mudavadi said.

He added: “As far as I am concerned, I have been vindicated.”

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