Those who are still in OKA are living a lie – Otiende Amollo
Rarieda Member of Parliament Otiende Amollo has refuted claims that One Kenya Alliance (OKA) will be a serious challenger in the upcoming polls.
Speaking at a breakfast show with Spice FM, Otiende claimed that there is no way OKA will be a threat in the next elections. According to him, there will be only two major challengers - Deputy President William Ruto's UDA and Raila Odinga's Azimio la Umoja - in the August election.
He said that those claiming that the alliance will pose a threat to the perceived two horses is lying about the current political scenario in the country.
"When Dan Maanzo (a member of OKA) says that the One Kenya Alliance has gained popularity and will surprise people, I believe he is not telling the truth. All those that are still in OKA are living a lie.
"The truth of the matter is that there are only two forces right now; the UDA force and the Azimio la Umoja force," Otiende said.
The lawmaker, therefore, advised the OKA principals - Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper, Gideon Moi of Kanu, Martha Karua of Narc Kenya, and Cyrus Jirongo - to join either Ruto's side or Raila's side ahead of the general election if they don't want to be left out.
Otiende's statement comes days after Martha Karua, a new member of OKA, dismissed claims that the presidential race was only between Raila and DP Ruto.
Karua said that OKA was strong and will soon catch Kenyans by surprise once they name their flagbearer. According to Karua, Kenya has a lot of leaders to choose from hence cannot be confined to the two.
"Kenya has a rich menu of leaders, we cannot be told we have only two people for top leadership. We will give you a surprise in the next six weeks," Karua said.
OKA further revealed that their preferred presidential candidate will neutralise the perceived two-horse race.
Speaking in Kerugoya Stadium in Kirinyaga county, the principals said that they are strong, focused and ready to clinch power in this year's general election.
"I want to say OKA is very strong even after our two brothers moved out. We are, however, ready to move forward," Kalonzo said.