Nasa outfit finally dissolved as party leaders write to registrar
Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 00:00 | 2 mins read
The formal dissolution of the National Super Alliance (Nasa) marks the official birth of the One Kenya Alliance (OKA), being propagated by three political parties that have severed ranks with ODM leader Raila Odinga.
But even as Amani National Congress (ANC), Wiper and Ford Kenya leaders Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetang’ula, respectively, penned their exit of the moribund outfit, they did not close the door for negotiations with Raila.
In an apparent analogy of the Taylor Swift lyrical book, Wetang’ula charged that nothing stops them from marrying and divorcing even if it is five times.
“I welcome you to read the Taylor Swift book of how they married and divorced five times,” said Wetang’ula.
The trio, while formally quitting Nasa, charged that their marriage in the coalition was bridled in trust deficit, machinations and disagreement over the political parties fund that led to the coalition’s premature death.
Yesterday, at a press briefing in Karen, the three leaders backed with their troops wrote to the Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu, a move that legally dissolves the moribund outfit formed in January 2017.
“Political party coalitions are built on trust. Once that trust is eroded, the partnership cannot stand.
Mindful of this trust deficit, our three parties, transparently informed the Kenyan people of their individual decision to leave the Nasa coalition,” said the three in a statement read on their behalf by Nambale MP Sakwa Bunyasi (pictured).
The leaders said all instruments giving effect to the decision had been processed by each party according to their individual constitutions.
“In essence, Nasa stands legally dissolved as per the agreement which states that upon withdrawal of three member parties, the union stands dissolved,” read the statement.
However, Ford Kenya Secretary General Eseli Simiyu told People Dailypulling out of Nasa by the lion party is illegal since its leadership has a dispute which has not been resolved.
But Simiyu explained that with ODM, ANC and Wiper having resolved to quit, Ford Kenya’s role is inconsequential.