Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has blamed internal wrangling among the four National Super Alliance (NASA) affiliate parties to the delayed swearing-in of its leader Raila Odinga as people's president.
The first time senator now proposes a merger of the affiliate parties including Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), Wiper, Amani National Congress (ANC) and Ford Kenya to avert a possible fallout.
Speaking in Siaya, the senator said the differences among the four parties have thwarted the coalition's efforts to chart a united course. “What is appearing as a possible fall out in NASA is due to conflict of interests. Party officials want to front their own opinion,” Malala said.
“We should have sworn in Raila Odinga a long time, were it not for the dissenting opinions from affiliate parties,” Malala said.
His proposal was backed by three ODM MPs among them Gideon Ochanda of Bondo, his Gem counterpart Elisha Odhiambo and Budalang’i MP Raphael Wanjala.
“We would have secured many seats in both Houses had we merged parties early before the last General Elections,” Wanjala said.