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Azimio is another government's stalled project - Mudavadi

Mudavadi said Kenyans will not accept government projects in politics.

In Summary

• Mudavadi said Kenyans will not accept government projects in the political arena.

• He also said that the Constitution of Kenya allows freedom of association and expression among its citizens.

Garissa Township MP Aden Duale, ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi and DP Ruto during the UDA/ANC/Ford-Kenya mega rally at Nakuru ASK Showground on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.
Garissa Township MP Aden Duale, ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi and DP Ruto during the UDA/ANC/Ford-Kenya mega rally at Nakuru ASK Showground on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.
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ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi described the Azimio la Umoja as part of the government’s stalled projects.

Mudavadi said Kenyans will not accept government projects in the political arena adding that they should be allowed to make their decisions.

The Azimio is seeking to strike a deal with the ruling Jubilee party ahead of the August 9, elections.

“We will not accept government projects in politics. There are so many stalled government projects, Azimio is another stalled project,” Mudavadi said.

The ANC leader also hit out at One Kenya Alliance principals who walked out of his party's National Delegates Conference on Sunday at the Bomas of Kenya.

While addressing hundreds of Eldama Ravine residents on Wednesday, Mudavadi thanked Deputy President William Ruto for attending his NDC.

“Kama wewe ulimkosea Ruto, usinilazimishe mimi nimkosee Ruto (If you severed ties with Ruto don't force me to do him wrong),” Mudavadi said.

He said his move to join Ruto’s side is a step to change Kenya's democracy.

He said that the Constitution of Kenya allows freedom of association and expression among its citizens.

During the ANC’s conference, Kanu leader Gideon Moi and his Wiper counterpart Kalonzo Musyoka walked out protesting DP's attendance.

He also responded to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s comments that he was disappointed by his move.

“Mr President, you have a right to be disappointed with me. But, I want to tell you: Kenyans are even more disappointed in you. They are hungry, they are tired. Let's not lie to each other.”

Gatundu MP Moses Kuria has also described Azimio as a failed project that is doomed to fail.

In a social media post on Wednesday, Kuria said the movement has no future.

"Azimio is a bad idea, fronted by the wrong people, for all the wrong reasons. Its fate is Jehanum and Judgement Day is here," Kuria said.

His latest remarks come as a surprise to many who were speculating that he could join the Azimio movement soon.

Edited by B. Marita