Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua has ditched the Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya coalition to join the Kenya Kwanza alliance which is headed by Deputy President William Ruto.
Mutua, who is the leader of the Maendeleo Chap Chap (MCC) party, says he was kept in the dark on the Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya coalition affairs, adding that their efforts to access the agreement signed with 26 affiliate parties to understand its terms was in vain.
“As a party, we have been excluded from Azimio line-ups, campaign programs, and funding. We have also not been shown, or even allowed to discuss what our roles would be after the elections. This lack of clarity plus the sidelining has sent a very clear message to us: akufukuzaye hakwambii toka,” Mutua told reporters at a Nairobi hotel on Monday.
The two-term governor divulged that his party signed a deal with the Kenya Kwanza alliance on Sunday night and they were immediately given copies of the agreement.
On Monday, the Registrar of Political Parties Ann Nderitu confirmed that Mutua’s MCC and Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi-led Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) party have written to her office requesting to quit the Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya coalition which is led by ODM leader Raila Odinga.