Kenya Kwanza Signs coalition agreement with 8 parties
The Kenya Kwanza Alliance on Tuesday signed coalition agreements with eight more parties in a ceremony led by its key principals.
The signing was led by Deputy President William Ruto, Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi and his FORD Kenya counterparty Moses Wetangula together with the Secretary Generals of the constituent parties at Ngong Racecourse, Nairobi.
The agreement will now be deposited with the Registrar of Political Parties and also register ‘Bottom-Up, Pesa Mfukoni, Kazi Na Pesa’ as their slogan.
“This is the alliance of the willing, the alliance of the free. It’s abt the people & changing the economy. That’s the difference with our competitors; their coalitions are of the intimidated, blackmailed &coerced &about leaders sharing power.” said the Deputy President who is also the flagbearer of the coalition.
Consequently, as Kenya Kwanza were signing their coalition agreement, a storm was brewing within the Azimio la Umoja coalition after One Kenya Alliance (OKA) wrote to the Registrar of Political Parties on Monday to stop the process of registering Azimio-One Kenya Alliance.
The parties argued that there was a hidden agenda to change an original agreement that was signed by three caucuses to include a fourth caucus without the consent of all parties.
Azimio la Umoja Executive director Raphael Tuju assured the supporters that there was no cause for alarm as a team had already been set up and currently working to resolve the increasing tension within the party.
“We will resolve the matter and how it will be resolved we leave it to the team within the coalition that is going to deal with the matter and as far as I’m concerned, there’s no cause for alarm,” Tuju said.