Is the National Super Alliance (NASA) really serious with Raila Odinga’s swearing in ceremony? Sentiments coming from some of the NASA principals seem to suggest otherwise as the leadership is angling itself for cabinet slots in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government.
According to reports appearing on yesterday’s copy of the Star (11, Jan), Uhuru is keen on bringing on board NASA stalwarts to cool the political temperatures going into his second and last term in office.
Former Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale is set to make his debut in the yet to be fully named Uhuru’s cabinet. The fierce critic of President Uhuru has not come out to deny the reports published on the Star.
NASA co-principal Moses Wetangula has given the strongest hint of a possible political partnership with Uhuru in his latest sentiments and through proxies.
“I want to encourage my brother Uhuru and Ruto to climb from their pedal and allow a public conversation that will see the country move ahead. This country does not only belong to the two of you but 45 million Kenyans,” the Bungoma senator was quoted as saying.
Kitutu Chache South MP Richard Momoima Onyonka, who was re-elected on a Ford-Kenya party ticket, made it clear that he only recognized Uhuru Kenyatta as the President of Kenya. His party boss and NASA principal Moses Wentagula did not condemn the legislator.
His line of thinking was shared by Raila’s deputy Kalonzo Musyoka who has made it clear that their oath taking as the people’s assembly president and deputy president respectively should be the last resort.
President Uhuru Kenyatta will be meeting Raila Odinga and Kalonzo once he jets into the country from South Africa.
“We want to see political parties start to work together and partner in policy making as such partnerships will play a key role in reconnecting with people hence establishing stronger bonds,” the Head of State said from South Africa.
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