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Process to identify OKA flag bearer is at an advanced stage – Kalonzo says

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 18:39 | By
Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka
Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka. PHOTO/Courtesy

One Kenya Alliance co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka has said that the process of identifying and choosing their preferred flag bearer ahead of the August general elections is at an advanced stage.

In a press briefing, Kalonzo who was accompanied by fellow OKA principals insisted the coalition is intact and united ahead of the upcoming polls.

"We are on course. We are together and we are united. The process to identify the OKA flag bearer is at an advanced stage," Kalonzo said.

Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi seconded his co-principal sentiments by urging Kenyans to exercise patience and sobriety during this electioneering period.

"OKA is united and intact. I urge fellow Kenyans to exercise patience and sobriety. Matters of the leadership of this country are closest to my heart. I cannot allow myself and my political associates to gamble with the lives of Kenyans," Mudavadi said.

Mudavadi also denied claims that he had a secret meeting with Deputy President William Ruto.

Also speaking at the presser, Former Lugari Member of Parliament (MP) Cyrus Jirongo said that the principals will soon proceed for a retreat in a bid to ascertain who among them will fly the presidential flag.

“OKA principals to proceed on retreat to finalise on recommendations from the technical team,” Jirongo said, adding that the principals will put into consideration the recommendations presented by the joint technical committee.

The press briefing comes after details emerged that cracks were widening within OKA over plans to work with either ODM boss Raila Odinga or Deputy President William Ruto.

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