Speaker Muturi dismisses claims of joining One Kenya Alliance ahead of August polls
National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has dismissed claims of teaming up with the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) in the run up to the August 9, 2022 presidential race.
Muturi, who has declared interest in succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta on a Democratic Party (DP) ticket, said such a coalition deal can only be ratified by the party’s National Delegates Conference (NDC) that is scheduled to meet at the end of this month.
OKA principals Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula and Cyrus Jirongo visited Muturi at his Thigiri ridge official residence on January 6, sparking claims of a pact.
“Ni viongozi ambao tumekuwa nao kwa muda mrefu, na ni marafiki, walifika kwangu kunipa pole na kuniambia nipone haraka panapo majaliwa yake Mwenyezi Mungu,” said Muturi at a press address on Wednesday.
“Democratic Party has always worked with other like-minded parties in the past and this time round cannot be an exception, and therefore we as a party are open to working with other like-minded parties or leaders who desire the very best for this country.”