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KANU in talks to form alliance with ODM

Anyembe Wesaya
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Kanu has initiated discussions with Mr Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement party to consider the possibility of forming an alliance ahead of the 2022 General Election.

Other parties the independence party is eyeing are Wiper Democratic Party, Amani National Congress, as well as some Jubilee MPs.

“We are in deep discussions with ODM, Wiper, ANC and a section of the Jubilee Party that will not be fielding a presidential candidate in 2022,” Tiaty MP William Kamket said on Tuesday.

He was addressing a Kanu branch officials meeting in Nairobi to assess operations of its branches and to plan its activities as it rebrands in preparation for 2022. 

"We are having structured conversations with like-minded political parties. The discussions are deep and they are going on. I want to assure Kanu supporters that the future is very bright,” he said.

He noted that the party’s image had suffered after it failed to field a presidential candidate in the last three elections, adding that Mr. Gideon Moi will be on the ballot in 2022.

“Kanu has been a sleeping giant and this is the time to awaken it,” he said.

A month ago, Kanu officials accompanied Mr Odinga to meet former President Daniel arap Moi. The younger Moi has also met Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho.

Last weekend in Ukambani, Mr Kamket rooted for an alliance between Kanu and Mr Kalonzo Musyoka as well as Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu.

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