Three co-principal of the National Super Alliance (NASA) have formally exited the troubled coalition after they signed dissolution letters.
Speaking after a joint Parliamentary Group meeting called by the Amani National Congress (ANC), Wiper Party and Ford-Kenya, the principals said the letters authorizing their withdrawal have been dispatched to the registrar of political parties for action.
In a joint communique read by Nambale Member of Parliament Sakwa Bunyasi said that relevant instruments giving effect to the decision have been processed by each party in accordance with their respective party constitutions.
“We restate that the Coalition has to be brought to an end in a formal and orderly manner. Let the organic trust deficit that was the modus operandi and bedeviled NASA not encumber the process of dissolution and accountability,” read a joint communique.
The leaders also cited what they termed as ‘trust deficit’ as one of the key reasons that jeopardized the opposition coalition.
“Mindful of this trust deficit, our three parties, transparently informed the Kenyan people of their individual decision to leave the NASA Coalition.” they said in a joint statement
ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi said the parties have written to the registrar and their officials will follow up to finalise the process.
Additionally, Mudavadi said One Kenya Alliance is not a closed shop but is open to all like-minded individuals and parties stating that they will market it countrywide.
“NASA is now in the past and we will not address anything to do with it henceforth. We are now fully in One Kenya Alliance (OKA) and we’ll traverse the country to popularise it,” Mudavadi said.
He said OKA will focus on addressing real issues affecting Kenyans in a practical manner.
This comes a few days after the withdrawal Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) from Nasa.
The Orange party announced that it will write to the Registrar of Political Parties communicating its decision to exit the four-year-old coalition.
This will now make Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula form OKA and seek new alliances ahead of 2022 elections.