Wiper Democratic Movement (WDM) is ready to make the next move, at a time when the National Super Alliance (NASA) seems to be on its deathbed.
This also follows the divisive Kibra by-election, which saw NASA member parties scatter in all directions, with three of the four parties, excluding Wiper, fielding candidates.
Allies of Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka now say that plans are already in place to scout for new and respectful alliances, after lamenting of disrespect in NASA.
Kitui Central MP Makali Mulu said that the party is scouting for reliable friends who the party can join hands with in the future.
“We are not just sitting and watching. We are also thinking strategically. We want to have reliable political friends in the near future,” he told the Standard.
In Ford Kenya, also a NASA member, party Secretary-General Eseli Simiyu said that the party is ready to move on to avoid the disrespect it has been subjected to by ODM party.
ANC Deputy Party Leader Ayub Savula made the same remarks, even as ODM National Chair John Mbadi said that the job to revive the alliance would not be an easy one.
He said that while the coalition has been ailing for some time, it's in greater danger after the divisive Kibra polls, where he said the plan was to humiliate ODM leader Raila Odinga.
“This by-election dealt a blow to the coalition. Our affiliate parties that fielded candidates were ready to subject Raila to public ridicule by losing the Kibra seat. We survived. Going forward, the contest has set the stage for the future,” he said.
In the race, ODM managed to retain the seat through its candidate Imran Okoth.