NAIVASHA DECLARATION

Naivasha declaration: OKA insists it will field presidential candidate

OKA has dismissed calls to push out IEBC team.

In Summary

• The alliance has also said that it will accept the match-awaited Court of Appeal ruling on BBI.

• The court is expected to make its ruling on Friday.

OKA principals in Naivasha on August 17, 2021.
OKA principals in Naivasha on August 17, 2021.
Image: OKA

One Kenya Alliance has insisted it will field a presidential candidate in next year's election, but has not settled on the flagbearer.

This is part of the declarations reached by the highest organ of the One Kenya Alliance - Principals' Summit and Joint Parliamentary Group - after convening in Naivasha on Tuesday.

“As the “Great Rift Valley declaration”, we hereby unequivocally state that One Kenya Alliance will field a presidential candidate in next year’s general elections,” OKA's statement reads.

They also expressed satisfaction with the progress they are making as OKA, reaffirming that their commitment to building a just, inclusive and prosperous nation under the auspices of OKA is solidly on course.

“As an Alliance anchored on shared ideals of individual freedom, national unity, equal economic and social opportunities for all, we recognise that we carry the aspirations of millions of Kenyans who yearn for a responsive and reliable leadership bound by the rule of law.”

The principals said their main vision and mission is to resuscitate Kenya's economy.

“What we require as a country is to intensify the war against graft in order to salvage public resources diverted for personal gains and channel them to spur our economy.”

“As an Alliance that firmly believes in zero tolerance to corruption, we call on President Uhuru Kenyatta to unleash the full wrath of the law and rid our national leadership of people with a strong affinity for plunder.”

Additionally, they have urged Kenyans to shun leaders who castigate violence, and who have made it their personal endeavours leaders and jealously guard our country against brinkmanship, and constant threats of senseless violence.

Further, the team has dismissed the calls to dismiss IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati.

“In this regard, we support the independence of the electoral commission and we cannot afford to destabilise the IEBC a year to the elections.”

The alliance has also said that it will accept the match-awaited Court of Appeal ruling on BBI.

“As an alliance that believes in the rule of law, we shall accept and respect the verdict of the courts. Irrespective of the outcome, we wish to restate that our resolve to be the leadership committed to seeing a one united Kenya.”

The court is expected to make its ruling on Friday.