An Uhuru-Raila alliance is already in the works. Details have now emerged of a strong team, comprising key regional leaders who are already on standby to start national lobbying for the Building Bridges Initiative proposals which are set to be handed over to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga later next month. Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka, Hassan Joho, Isaac Rutto, Gideon Moi ,Alfred Mutua and Aden Duale are expected to lead their political parties to a single formidable team which will be headed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga.
The women wing has already settled on Governors Charity Ngilu, and Anne Waiguru to lead the Embrace Movement in the lobby which is expected to start immediately the proposals have been made public. Pundits believe Kenyans are about to witness one of the biggest and the most diverse political movement in recent years after the formation of NARC in 2002. Already, there are clear indications factions are forming, with DP William Ruto leading those opposed to the changes.
A united front bringing together these key political parties could start a wave that eventually installs a leader at State House in 2022. It is going to be a reminisce of 2022 election.
All the major political parties in the land, including Jubilee and ODM and going to exploit their huge following to rally their supporters behind the draft changes which will see the country’s system of governance altered.
The plan by the two was to have all political players and leaders join hands and back the referendum so that Kenyans could have constitutional change via consensus, but the reality is that Deputy President William Ruto’s allies have shown lukewarm support for the BBI and could lead opposition to it,” a source close President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga said .
“The political class was to take the BBI referendum push jointly to the people for ratification. Mr Kenyatta’s and Mr Odinga’s advisers felt that if the two worked together the other political class would play ball.”
The joining forces of country’s major political players will give birth to a new political movement, like the Orange Democratic Movement of 2005.