- Political mistrust saw Moses Wetang’ula’s team support Raila Odinga, as opposed to Mudavadi, at the negotiation table.
- To quash Mudavadi’s future hopes, Ford Kenya representatives endorsed Kalonzo Musyoka as the running mate, and further backed the duo for the 2022 ticket.
- As a result of the sibling rivalry, Mudavadi, who is the NASA founder, ended up being the coalition’s chief campaigner.
Musalia Mudavadi would be NASA’s presidential flagbearer was it not for opposition from fellow principal Moses Wetang’ula, it has been claimed.
While political mistrust between the two principals is no secret in Western Kenya, sources privy to the selection process have now revealed that the Luhya community would have had a much bigger stake in NASA was it not for Wetang’ula’s roadblocks.
Already, notes a report in a local daily, Mudavadi’s team is complaining that Wetangula’s team on the NASA presidential negotiation table were openly against Mudavadi securing the ticket, and thus supported Raila Odinga instead.
Those representing Wetang’ula and his Ford Kenya party on the bargaining table included Bonnie Khalwale, Eseli Simiyu and Chris Wamalwa.
“Had they backed Mudavadi, a Luhya like them, then definitely Mudavadi would have been the torch bearer,” the report states.
To dash Mudavadi’s future hopes of a top slot, the source notes that Ford Kenya went ahead to agree that Kalonzo Musyoka will be Raila’s running mate, and be backed by Raila come the race for the 2022 presidency.
As a result of the sibling rivalry, Mudavadi, who is the brains behind NASA coalition, ended up being the coalition’s chief campaigner.
NASA insiders explain that Wwetang’ula is not amused with the manner in which ANC is likely to make inroads in western politics after affiliating with NASA, with the probability that it will eclipse his more dominant Ford Kenya outfit.
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