In Summary
  • He said that the political parties forming the Nasa coalition ceased to operate as a unit.
  • Mudavadi called for sanity in the way the opposition operates. 
  • The ANC leader ruled out the possibility of vying as Deputy President William Ruto’s running mate, in the 2022 elections.

Amani National Congress Party leader, Musalia Mudavadi says he has taken the role of keeping the government in check.

The ANC leader said he assumed the role since Nasa coalition, in which he was a co-principal, now exists only on paper as a legal entity.

He said that the political parties forming the coalition ceased to operate as a single unit. 

OPPOSITION

In an interview where he restated his wish to provide an alternate approach to addressing issues that affect Kenyans, Mr Mudavadi said he would stand firm as the face of opposition.

“I have been the most vocal [opposition leader] when it comes to raising concerns on issues affecting the country. I believe I’m filling the opposition gap to ensure that Kenyans have an alternative voice,” Mr Mudavadi said on Tuesday.

He called for sanity in the way the opposition operates. 

“Kenyans should move away from the notion that opposition should be disruptive, we need to start returning sanity and integrity to the country’s politics,” said Mr Mudavadi.

STATUS QUO

 The ANC leader acknowledged that despite being part of the abrasive opposition in 2017, there was need to look at the opposition afresh.  

The ANC leader distanced his style of leadership from that of the Raila Odinga-led Orange Democratic Movement.

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