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Karua, Muturi to grace Mudavadi ‘earthquake’ announcement fete

By Justus Karanja

Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi has invited Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua and Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi to his Sunday event where he will make a major announcement.

The Amani leader revealed that this coming Sunday he will make a declaration that will alter Kenya's political scene, what he called an earthquake.

But sources told that Mudavadi will announce the formation of Kenya Kwanza Alliance (KKA) which will consist of Narc-Kenya, Democratic Party (DP) and Jitegemee Party of former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo.

Speaker Muturi has announced he will seek the presidency on Democratic Party ticket.

Mudavadi, sources added, hopes to be the new coalition presidential flag-bearer with Karua as his running mate.

But Karua has already stated she will seek the Kirinyaga governor’s seat, and her eyes are focused on dethroning Governor Anne Waiguru, who recently defected to Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

Kirinyaga Woman Representative Purity Ngirici is also eyeing the seat as an independent.

On Thursday, January 19, Ngirici met President Uhuru Kenyatta sending signals she might join Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja coalition which the president is backing..

In a statement she shared on her official Facebook page, Ngirici said she was part of the politicians who joined the President at the National Police College Main Campus Kiganjo in Nyeri to witness a police pass-out.

“Earlier today I joined His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta at the National Police College Main Campus Kiganjo in Nyeri County where he presided over the passing out parade of 298 direct entry inspectorate cadet officers,” she posted on Facebook.

Back to Mudavadi’s fete, sources revealed he had invited Ruto to grace the occasion but the Deputy President is yet to confirm whether he will attend.

Others invited include Kanu National Chairman Gideon Moi, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Ford-Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula.

The Amani leader declined to invite ODM leader Raila Odinga, terming him as a fellow competitor.  

Speaking in Nyamira last Sunday, Mudavadi asked his supporters to be patient with him and wait for his major announcement set for January 23.

While dismissing claims he will be joining any other political formations ahead of August 9 General Election, the ANC boss claimed that his declaration will take many by a surprise.

"I have heard people say I am slowly moving out of One Kenya Alliance (OKA), just wait. There is a major announcement that will shake the country," Mudavadi said.

He said that he will give the country his political direction during the ANC National Delegation Conference.

"We don't want to pre-empt what we have discussed as ANC's leadership. We will give a major declaration that will be like an earthquake to the country's political scene," he said.

In Nyamira, he was in the company of ANC leaders including Nyamira Governo Amos Nyaribo, Deputy governor James Gesami, Nairobi Senator Jonhson Sakaja, among others.

Days later Nyaribo reportedly abandoned the ANC leader for Raila.

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