The Amani National Congress (ANC) and Ford Kenya leaders have united their efforts to support and merge the Western Region into one voting Block that will produce one candidate for next year’s Presidential Election.
Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula intend to use this strategy in the Matungu and Kabuchai by- election.
To this, it is a litmus test due to political pressure and an intense rehearsal for 2022.
The parties have aligned one candidate for the two constituencies, with Ford Kenya supporting ANC’s candidate Peter Oscar Nabulindo for the Matungu seat, while Amani Party is supporting Joseph Majimbo, Kalasinga’s candidature in Kabuchai.
“This is the unity team in these by-elections. Anyone outside the unity of ANC and Ford Kenya is a traitor, enemy, and a project against the Mulembe nation,” declared Mr. Mudavadi.
“We won’t allow other people to come in this region and dismantle our resolve and unity through the by-elections,” he added.
The move by two shows the political matrix in the two mini-polls, provoking the newly-formed Ruto-linked United Democratic Alliance (UDA) to field candidates in both Kabuchai and Matungu in what observers see as a bid by the DP to test his popularity in the region.
“It is a deliberate statement to the people of Mulembe Nation and Kenya at large that this region is no longer available for political experiments,” Mr. Wetangula. “My brother Mudavadi and I have agreed there are no soft gloves for our community detractors anymore. You are either for Mulembe or against it.