A section of members of Amani National Congress (ANC) in Murang’a want their party leader Musalia Mudavadi to lead the newly formed One Kenya Movement Alliance.
The members on Tuesday termed Mudavadi an experienced politician who can take over from President Uhuru Kenya.
They lauded the One Kenya Movement saying the alliance is composed of leaders who are sober and ready to unite the country.
The One Kenya Movement comprises party leaders including Mudavadi (ANC), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Moses Wetangula (Ford-Kenya) and Gideon Moi (Kanu).
The members speaking at Kenol town in Murang’a observed that Mudavadi’s political track is not tainted by corruption among other forms of crimes thus is suited to lead the country after President Uhuru’s term expires.
Led by Simon Gikuru, the ANC supporters termed Mudavadi as a humble and peaceful leader who can unite all communities in the country.
“Our party leader is well known as a peaceful leader who can unite all communities in the country and spearhead development,” Observed Gikuru.
He noted that the country currently is experiencing many divisions occasioned by ethnicity and bad politics saying the problem can be solved by electing a leader who is able to unite the country.
“Currently we have several political affiliations but the One Kenya Movement is deemed to ensure peaceful cohesion and tranquility among Kenyans. Mudavadi being presidential candidate, he has a better chance to win in the next general elections,” he added.
Gikuru who is coordinator of ANC Mt. Kenya caucus said Kenyan’s should be cautious of the person they vote for as the country goes through the transitional politics saying the next President should be able to further President Uhuru Kenyatta’s legacy and development projects.
“We need a leader that will not plant seeds of animosity amongst us but who will spearhead development while fostering peace and calm,” he said.
He cited the Tangatanga and Kielweke politics that has left the Mt. Kenya region divided, saying such politics is dangerous for the country and should not be encouraged.
Gikuru appealed to Kenyans to support this new movement terming the alliance as better suited to solve many political, social and economic challenges the country is experiencing.
Former Maragua MP Kamande Mwangi observed that while President Uhuru has done his best in uniting the country, the country requires a leader who will not undo what the head of state has accomplished.
Kamande who is ANC Murang’a branch chairman noted that their party leader has a wealth of political experience that can help the country manage its external debts.
Mudavadi served as the Minister in various ministries including Finance, Agriculture and Transport and Communications during former President Daniel Moi’s tenure before ascending to the position of the Vice President in 2002.
“This track record is a testimony that Mudavadi has the experience to steer the country into a better future,” the former MP said.
Jerusha Njeri, a youth leader in the party, said Mudavadi’s style of leadership is peaceful and does not encourage chaos, and urged Kenyans to support him.
By Bernard Munyao