Wetangula: Three families cannot run this country


FORD-Kenya Party leader and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula. PHOTO| COURTESY
FORD-Kenya Party leader and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Wetangula was cast in the limelight after a controversial statement indicating that he had left the coalition.
  • However, he has since denied the claims and said the Press misquoted him.
  • On his part, ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi responded saying NASA is yet to receive any formal communication on the same.

Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula has come out guns blazing accusing three prominent Kenyan families of monopolizing the country’s leadership.

During an interview on Citizen TV on Tuesday night, Wetangula was asked why he chose to exit the National Super Alliance (NASA) to which he responded saying:

“Certain communities think that leadership should oscillate and rotate around them.

“And everyone knows that there are families; the Mois, Odingas and Kenyattas, who must be at the centre of everything. There are some of us capable of running this country,” he told Hussein Mohamed on the News Night show.

His remarks follow a pronouncement he made in Machakos last week that NASA is moribund and history should not repeat itself.

Wetangula was cast in the limelight after a controversial statement indicating that he had left the coalition.

However, he has since denied the claims and says the Press misquoted him.

On his part, Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi responded saying NASA is yet to receive any formal communication on the same.

On Tuesday, Wetangula insisted that he is  still “technically” part of the NASA coalition.

“I’m in NASA because I am in Parliament under the coalition. All the four political parties; ANC, Ford-Kenya, Wiper and ODM are in Parliament under the NASA umbrella,” he added.

The NASA coalition has been left in limbo after co-principals Wetangula, Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper Party and ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi skipped Mr. Odinga’s controversial swearing-in on January 30, 2018.

Mr. Odinga and President Kenyatta would later sign a peace deal that was symbolized by a much publicized handshake on March 9 this year.

The NASA co-principals denounced the deal claiming they had been sidelinedz

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