Kenyans will have to wait a bit longer to find out who will be Kenya’s Kwanza Alliance presidential candidate for the August 9 general election.
Speaking to the media after a church service at St Faith Parish, ACK in Rongai today, Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi said the selection of the candidate was underway.
The coalition brings together Vice President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance, the ANC and Moses Wetang’ula’s Ford-Kenya.
Mudavadi said the task of the alliance at the moment is to unite Kenyans and ensure peaceful elections.
“Yes, ultimately we will nominate the candidate who will fly the Kenya Kwanza flag in the elections. However, at the moment our priority is to unite Kenyans and ensure we have peaceful elections,” he said.
Defended his decision
Mudavadi defended his decision to team up with Ruto saying it was well thought out after wide consultations within the ANC.
“The ANC party goes to the elections on August 9 with a clear call for reviving the economy through the renegotiation and rescheduling of the country’s public debts,” the ANC leader said.
Under the Uchumi Bora, Pesa Mfukoni clarion call, the ANC has synchronized its call with the UDA’s bottom-up economic model, where it will seek to empower Kenyans most affected through interest-free loans and grants to start businesses.
Mudavadi maintained that he joined forces with Ruto after realizing that the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) where he was co-director with Kalonzo Musyoka of the Wiper party, Gideon Moi of Kanu and Wetangula, was a government project meant to block his ambitions.