Opposition leaders Raila Odinga and Musalia Mudavadi have put their differences aside to form National Super Alliance aimed at removing President Kenyatta from power.
The two leaders made the announcement on Tuesday in Laikipia, saying they regretted parting ways ahead of the 2013 general election.
The 2013 split saw them divide the Western region, denying the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy the much-needed voting block.
”We will be together in 2017,” Raila declared.
He went on to promise the Jubilee Party a bruising battle in the coming elections as he urged people to arm themselves with identity and voter’s cards.
“Come February next year it will not be business as usual. This government is full of thieves who need to be taken home. We want to bring change to this country.”
Mudavadi said the National Super Alliance was the best outfit to use to defeat the current administration which he and Raila accused of abetting corruption, nepotism, and tribalism.
”What is important is the message of unity that we should send to voters. We are not saying we do not want ODM, Wiper, Ford Kenya or the others.
“We want a special unity that will see us win the elections. Standing here shows I have that will.”
The two reconciled leaders pointed out the theft of public funds through the Integrated Financial Management System (IFMIS) under the leaders’ watch with significant charges not brought against anybody.
Raila Odinga pointed the advancements Tanzania’s President, John Magufuli, who has only been in office for one year, has done to battle corruption. Magufuli jailed the former revenue and ports authority bosses on corruption charges.
He further pointed and praised Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari who has jailed five governors, several government ministers, and state officials over corruption-related offenses.
The Amani National Congress leader also questioned the source of money being spent in Harambees by Jubilee officials.
”They are moving around with sacks full money. Where do they get the Ksh 18 million they are dishing out in Harambees every weekend?”
He further asked why striking doctors have not been paid while money is lost and given away.
This National Super Alliance will also bring together regional heavyweights including: Wiper Party leader – Kalonzo Musyoka and Bungoma Senator – Moses Wetangula.