Azimio Rift Widens as Makau Mutua Reveals Agreement Details

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Azimio Rift Widens as Makau Mutua Reveals Agreement Details

Professor Makau Mutua, former head of the Raila Odinga Secretariat during the 2022 elections, has injected fresh insights into the succession dynamics within the Azimio la Umoja coalition, shedding light on previously undisclosed details of the coalition’s pre-election agreements.

Mutua disclosed that the agreement among the Azimio constituent parties outlined the provision for a deputy party leader.

However, he emphasized that the position remains unfilled to date, as no individual was selected for the role.

Contrary to speculation, Mutua clarified that the agreement does not stipulate Martha Karua’s automatic ascension to deputy party leader, despite her role as Raila Odinga’s running mate in the 2022 elections.

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Karua’s Assertive Stand

In response to Mutua’s revelations, Martha Karua, leader of the NARC Kenya party, reiterated her claim to potential leadership within Azimio.

Asserting her readiness to assume leadership if appointed deputy, Karua emphasized the significance of established organizational protocols.

She indirectly criticized Kalonzo Musyoka’s aspirations, highlighting the need for adherence to fundamental rules within political structures.

Kalonzo and Karua: Rivalry Intensifies

The looming exit of Raila Odinga, a longstanding figure in opposition politics, has intensified the rivalry between Kalonzo Musyoka and Martha Karua, both eyeing leadership roles within Azimio.

Kalonzo, Odinga’s former deputy, asserts his candidacy for leadership, while Karua stresses the importance of voter choice.

Amidst this power struggle, ODM faces internal tensions as various politicians vie to fill Odinga’s shoes.

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Azimio Rift Widens as Makau Mutua Reveals Agreement Details

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