Kalonzo officially announces OKA's entry to Raila's Azimio

Kalonzo said they have initiated structured dialogue with Jubilee and ODM.

In Summary

• Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has officially declared his entry to  Azimio La Umoja.

• Coalition agreement will be signed on Monday.

OKA coalition chiefs Cyrus Jirongo, Martha Karua, Kalonzo Musyoka and Gideon Moi after signing coalition party documents at SKM Command Center, Nairobi on February 2, 2022.
OKA coalition chiefs Cyrus Jirongo, Martha Karua, Kalonzo Musyoka and Gideon Moi after signing coalition party documents at SKM Command Center, Nairobi on February 2, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has officially declared One Kenya Alliance entry to the Azimio La Umoja movement led by Raila Odinga.

Addressing a press conference on Friday evening, Kalonzo stated that they will be engaging the Azimio team for a working relationship ahead of the August 9, polls.

"The One Kenya Alliance wishes to inform Kenyans that it has officially initiated open and structured dialogue with like-minded political formations- namely the Jubilee coalition and the ODM party," Kalonzo said.

The Wiper leader said they will be forming a grand coalition dubbed Azimio- One Kenya Alliance.

The coalition agreement will be signed on Monday as an affirmation of OKA's commitment to a just, inclusive and prosperous nation.

“Thereafter, we shall deposit the coalition agreement with the Registrar of Political Parties.”

OKA comprises Wiper, Kanu of Gideon Moi, and the United Democratic Party of Cyrus Jirongo.

At the same time, Kalonzo maintained that the OKA team will be unveiling its presidential flagbearer despite having announced willingness to work with Azimio.

This comes as Jubilee and ODM are expected to have a joint NDC on Saturday that reports indicate will culminate in the endorsement of Raila for the presidency.

So far, the Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) Party has signed a cooperation agreement with the ruling Jubilee.

PAA party patron Amason Kingi said the pact is a step in PAA's quest to bring the coast region to the national political bargaining table.

Other parties that signed the agreement include PNU, UPA, UPIA, and KUP.

Party of National Union's National Delegates Convection on Thursday resolved to back ODM leader Raila Odinga in the August 9 presidential contest.

Edited by B.Marita

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