Soy MP Kositany: Kenya's fifth president will come from the 'earthquake coalition'
On Monday, Kositany said on Citizen TV's daybreak show that the Sunday pact, which he dubbed the "earthquake coalition," will see its candidate win the country's top seat in the upcoming August elections.
He stated that they will involve the public in major decisions as the new camp announced this week that it will begin its campaigning in Nakuru County this week to popularize its bid.
"The difference with us is we don't make decisions in hotels and boardrooms. We go to the people so that they help us make decisions. We will be asking them if they agree with this partnership and they will give us their verdict...but what I can assure you, the next president of the republic of Kenya is coming from the earthquake coalition," he stated.
The lawmaker also defended Ford-Kenya leader Moses Wetangula and ANC's Mudavadi for abandoning the OKA alliance, claiming that their decision to join Ruto's camp was informed.
"Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula did not just make a decision to join William Ruto because they were betrayed by ODM...they made the decision because they are listening to the ground. Every other person who is defecting now...those who are firm...are moving to UDA. Those who are cowards are moving to small other little parties but everyone is moving out of Jubilee," said Kositany.
DP Ruto announced his partnership with Mudavadi at the Bomas of Kenya during a declaration on Sunday, as he announced his presidential bid.
Members allied to UDA lauded the partnership, saying it had the numbers it needed to clinch the presidency as well as offer the solutions Kenya needs.
Senators in attendance included Irungu Kang'ata (Murang’a), Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet), as well as Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura.
MPs Aden Duale (Garissa Township), Aisha Jumwa (Malindi), Didmus Barasa (Kimilili), Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East), Vincent Kemose (West Mugirango), Vincent Munyaka (Machakos Town) and Westlands parliamentary aspirant Nelson Havi were also in the audience.