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Wiper, ANC, Kanu, and Ford Kenya seeks form coalition for 2022 polls

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Political parties Wiper, Amani National Congress (ANC), and Ford Kenya could soon form an alliance and front one Presidential candidate in the next polls. 

The talks of the possible pre-election coalition dominated speeches during a political rally in Machakos Town yesterday.

Party leaders Gideon Moi (Kanu), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), and Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya) were at Mulu Mutisya Gardens to launch campaigns for Agnes Kavindu Muthama, Wiper party’s flag bearer in the forthcoming senatorial by-election.

The by-election is slated for March 18. The seat fell vacant after the death of former senator Boniface Kabaka last year.

The four leaders who were at some all in Kanu said that their parties were keen on taking a common approach to ensure they form the next government after President Uhuru Kenyatta’s exit.

Moi who is also the Baringo Senator urged residents to rally behind Kalonzo to ensure they are not left out of the next government. 

Moi opined that the Wiper party’s performance in the upcoming by-election will seal Kalonzo’s fate in national politics in the run-up to the next General Election.

“I urge Machakos voters not to let Kalonzo down. While at that ballot booth, think of 2022. As a community, you should not be in the opposition. Electing Ms. Muthama will have a direct bearing on Kalonzo and the entire community ahead of 2022,” said Gideon.

The Kanu party chairman said his presence during the launch of Kavindu’s campaigns for the senate seat was a testament to his party’s commitment to work with Wiper.

Wetang’ula who is also the Bungoma Senator said the presence of ANC, Ford Kenya, and Kanu in Kalonzo’s backyard signaled a new dawn for the country’s future. 

The Bungoma lawmaker said the parties had agreed not to field candidates in Machakos to consolidate support for Wiper’s candidate as they seek to cultivate better working relationship ahead of the next elections.

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