Leaders and MPs allied to Amani National Congress Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi have called for a NASA walk out saying the alliance has outlived its purpose.
Speaking at Jesus Teaching Ministry in Nairobi where they had accompanied Mr Mudavadi for a church service, the MPs said the alliance was rendered useless when one of the principals joined the government through the handshake.
MPs Titus Titus Khamala, Tindi Mwale, Petronilla Were, Senator Cleophas Malala, LSK President Nelson Havi, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja and former Parliament Speaker Kenneth Marende cautioned Mudavadi against looking back in his presidential ambition, advising him that NASA will not serve his interest.
“We urge Mudavadi to find new partnership and forge a working relationship with parties and individuals who care about the economy,” said Sakaja as he maintained that he is still a Jubilee members.
Mr Malala said the NASA alliance died when ODM party leader joined Jubilee government through the handshake without involving his fellow alliance principals.
“We had a marriage in the name of NASA but along the way, our husband (referring to Raila) got himself another wife without telling us and left us on the roadside. We now don’t want this marriage,” said the Kakamega Senator.
Mr Khamala said the only option left for Mudavadi as he works his way to State House is to exit NASA Nad have his energies on how he is going to revive the economy.
“Kenya needs a humble and God-fearing leader. There is no politician who owns Kenyans and it is time we vote out all corrupt individuals and those who have been leading our economy in a downward route for the last five years. Musalia is the leader we need and NASA is not the vehicle we need as a party,” he said.
Mr Mwale said ANC Party will not be making any turnaround to embrace NASA. “Let NASA die and we shall present Mudavadi to the people and together we help Mudavadi to fix the economy,” said the Butere MP.
Endorsing Mudavadi for Presidency, Mr Marende said bad governance is the root cause of all problems in the country that has affected the economic growth of the nation.
“Once we fix the economy, we are good to go. I have worked with all these people wanting to be president. One is a chief thief and corrupt, another is a liar and can’t be trusted, others don’t know what they want,” he said adding “Mudavadi is the prodigal son who save our household from all these mess we are in.”
Addressing the congregation, Mudavadi chose to steer clear the issue and asked the electoral body to ensure elections are held as is the Constitution stipulated timeline.
Mudavadi called on the IEBC to ensure all preparations towards the elections, which are a year away, are put in place so that Kenyans are given their constitutional right to a choose a leader of their choice.
“I am reaching out to you to give me your vote to be your next president so that we can together fix our economy that is bleeding. Choose a leader who minds about our economy and having been a minister of Finance, I truly know how to fix it and the IEBC should put everything in place so as to give Kenyans an opportunity to have the country brought back to economic growth,” said Mudavadi.
He called on IEBC to adhere to the law and remain firm in their mandate and deliver a credible election that will ensure the country remains peaceful even after the elections.
“My agenda is economy. And to make the economy work, we need peace during and after the elections. This can be achieved if the electoral agency remains firm in its operations and following the law,” he said. .
“As your president, I will ensure taxes on basic commodities are lowered and give the citizens a life of hope. People must have money in their pockets and not taxing them to their death. I will put in place strategies to revive the economy without burdening my fellow Kenyans with taxes. My only job for Kenyans as your President is to revive the economy and ensure peace prevails,” he said.
Speaking during church services at Jesus Teaching Ministry Church in Nairobi, Mudavadi said the country’s economy needs to be fixed and his administration will ensure the country is turned from consumption to a production economy that will create jobs for its people.