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Is the new One Kenya Alliance a breath of fresh air for Kenyan politics ?

By Victor Abuso
Posted on Tuesday, 6 April 2021 18:54, updated on Wednesday, 7 April 2021 07:59

Kalonzo Musyoka speaking at a press conference announcing the One Kenya Alliance (twitter / @skmusyoka)

Kenya's newest coalition, the One Kenya Alliance brings together seasoned politicians who, for a decade now, have been in opposition. In a country that loves to form alliances and parties ahead of elections, could this new coalition also reintroduce the possibility of two political rivals -- Odinga Raila and William Ruto -- coming together as they did back in 2007?

Kenya’s political stage is starting to unfold following the formation of the One Kenya Alliance ahead of the anticipated general election in August 2022.

The new political outfit that brings together three opposition parties was announced on 25 March 2021 in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. It led to a debate on its future; if indeed it is the new political vehicle to power.

One opposition party is the Wiper Democratic Movement, led by Kalonzo Musyoka. He was the former vice president in the coalition government that ruled between 2008-2013.