The One Kenya Alliance principals has declared the National Super Alliance(Nasa) a dead outfit only suitable for political history.
The alliance that brings together KANU Party Leader Gideon Moi, Ford Kenya Party leader Moses Wetangula, Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka and and Party leader Musalia Mudavadi said all that remains for Nasa is the final process of closure which includes financial accountability and settlement.
“On matters of the National Super Alliance, we — Ford Kenya, Wiper and the Amani National Congress —wish to reaffirm our irreversible commitment to the One Kenya Alliance in partnership with Kanu and any other like-minded Kenyans,” they said.
On Kanu’s withdrawal from Jubilee coalition, Wiper vice chairman Mutula Kilonzo reaffirmed that the party must pull out of the coallition agreement so as to join the alliance.
“You can’t actually be in two alliances at the same time under the law. That must be understood. So Kanu will leave Jubilee and it will be announced officially,” he said.
“If we form OKA, the principals of the three parties must leave Nasa and Kanu must leave Jubilee. Every coalition, including Jubilee coalition’s life, ends with the next election.”
However, the alliance failed to announce their presidential candidate to take on Deputy President William Ruto who has made his bid public.
On Covid-19, the alliance implored President Uhuru Kenyatta to lift the restrictions imposed to check the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic by the end of the month.
“Appreciating this new norm, we urge the government to lift the countrywide restrictions by the end of the month and re-introduce the earlier economic safeguards including a review of the tax regime to stimulate the economy,” they said.
The government introduced several measures to contain the spread of the contagion. They include the countrywide dusk to dawn curfew, the ban on gatherings, and restricted numbers at funerals and weddings.
The leaders addressed journalists after attending a four-hour closed-door meeting at a hotel in Karen, Nairobi where they discussed modalities of actualizing the alliance.
Meanwhile, Ford Kenya leaders have challenged Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga to join One Kenya Alliance ahead of 2022 General Elections.
According to Ford Kenya leaders, Raila will lose the election to Ruto without the support of leaders from OKA.
Led by Kwanza Member of Parliament Ferdinand Wanyonyi, the Ford Kenya officials said they welcome Raila to the Alliance to form a formidable Coalition to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Speaking in Kitale after launching a membership registration drive, the leaders said the Alliance will form the next government.