Kenyan politicians are aligning and choosing their sides geared to finding a sweet space of allies ahead of 2022 general elections.
Ex- ANC official Eliud Owalo has joined Deputy President William Ruto’s camp ahead of the 2022 elections.
Three weeks ago, Owalo resigned as a member of the Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC party in August saying that he felt it was imperative to create ample space within the Party.
Owalo stated on Monday saying that Kenya needs a decisive; progressive; responsive; all-inclusive, and participatory leadership anchored on people-centric values.
“Based on the foregoing and informed by a contextual analysis of all the probable 2022 Presidential candidates, I have with effect from today made a deliberate and conscious decision to stand with Kenyans by pursuing my political interests and aspirations within the ambit of the “Hustler” Political Matrix,” he said.
Eliud also reiterated that he will be full hog pro-Ruto saying he did not see the reason for the constitution to be changed.
“One, therefore, wonders the rationale behind the urgency in unilaterally rushing to the radical conclusion that we need a constitutional change that is not informed by a technically-feasible position,” he said.
He also gave public scrutiny on the ideas of BBI and asserted that his honest opinion is that the state problem is not a bad constitution but a lack of enforcement by political goodwill and capture of the state by a few individuals who disregard the interests of the Kenyan masses.
He subscribed to the sentiments of the ‘Hustler king’ DP Ruto saying that there is a worrying scheme by a ‘few select and privileged families’ to unilaterally decide the leadership of Kenyans.
“More worryingly, there are concerted efforts by the same clique of people to put together ethnic congregations as an avenue of attaining political power,” he said.
“I’m vehemently opposed to and do not subscribe to the school of thought that two or three families should selfishly scheme to rotate the leadership of this country among themselves as a means of perpetuating themselves in power and serving their egocentric economic interests’ he added.
Is he referring to the deep state?
Mr. Eliud Owalo in his statement advised that to save Kenya from the current economic crisis and political ‘who is greater than who’ Kenyans need to collectively and individually embark on forging unity of purpose across the country.
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