Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka and his KANU counterpart, Senator Gideon Moi have explained why they walked out of the Amani National Congress (ANC) party meeting held at Bomas.
In a statement released by the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) spokesperson, Fredric Okango, on Sunday, January 23, it was explained that the principals left the meeting because of some of the leaders that were in attendance.
The two principals were seen walking out of the venue after leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto walked in.
Deputy President William Ruto (left), ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi (center) and Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja at Bomas of Kenya.
Shortly after leaving the function, Ruto made his way to the venue and was shortly followed by Musalia Mudavadi.
“We (OKA) have today walked out of Mudavadi’s ‘earthquake’ meeting. Our principals Hon Kalonzo Musyoka and Hon Gideon Moi out of respect honoured his invitation as a co principal to attend the Bomas event and congratulated him for being nominated by his party to go and look for more friends.
“Unfortunately, we have to part ways since some of his friends are not our friends and we are unsafe with them. We are therefore moving to higher grounds where Kenyans are safer,” read the statement.
The two leaders went ahead to state that they would look for other partnerships explaining that they felt unsafe with the new partnership of Mudavadi and Ruto.
“We are therefore moving to higher grounds where Kenyans are safer. It is time to move forward, it is time to end the nasty political games.
“We would like to wish Hon. Mudavadi the best of luck as he joins his other partners. There is no room for damages,” read the statement in part.
During the event, Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala hit out at the two principals for walking out of their meeting stating that they attended their events even after the two invited former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to their events.
He stated that the two were the first casualties of the ‘earthquake’ adding that he would take the initiative to talk to them.
“The earthquake has already claimed two victims. I was very shocked that they got angry because we invited our friends,” Malala stated.
Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala at the on Saturday, January 8, Eldoret Sports Club.