OKA-Azimio Tension

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Tension is high between the One Kenya Alliance(OKA) and the Azimio La Umoja Movement after a section of members in the team wrote to the Registrar of Political Parties demanding a halt to the registration process.

In the letter, the four parties Wiper, KANU, UDP, and MDG have raised three issues that they insist must be addressed before the Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya Coalition Party is officially registered.

“Our objection is premised on the fact that three (3) issues have not been agreed upon and are to be deliberated and agreed upon before the Agreement is fully registered,” the Secretary Generals of the four parties demanded in a statement.

The parties claim that the agreement submitted on April 1, 2022, was altered without the consent of the respective parties under the coalition.

The parties further demand that the running mate of the coalition’s flag bearer Raila Odinga be selected as the Deputy Party Leader as is required under the Law.

In the letter, the parties also want the members of the coalition Council under the Coalition Political Party to be increased from the initial seven (7) to eleven (11).

Previously, the 8 political parties within the coalition had decried exclusion in decision making within the coalition and threatened to quit if their grievances were not addressed.

Meanwhile, the coalition’s Executive Director, Raphael Tuju has revealed that the teams are working out to resolve the disagreements.

“We will resolve the matter, how it will be resolved, we’ll leave the details to the team in the coalition which is going to deal with the matter. There is no cause for alarm,” said Tuju.

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