In Summary
  • Mr Mudavadi said all was well in having an alternative voice.
  • ANC rejected calls for a national unity government following the handshake.

Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi has termed as a “return to the dark days” talk of formation of a unity government, saying the opposition should instead remain vibrant to check on government excesses.

Mr Mudavadi, who has in the recent past fashioned himself as the voice of the opposition following Mr Raila Odinga’s deal with President Uhuru Kenyatta, said all was well in having an alternative voice.

“Opposition is important. Those who think that if you are in the opposition you are not patriotic are ignorant. In fact, you are unpatriotic if you try and kill the opposition. As it is, we can support an idea, but you do not have to troop to the government to support it,” Mr Mudavadi said on Wednesday when he opened the party’s youth centre at its headquarters in Lavington.

There has been a lot of concerns on the health of opposition politics following the March 9 deal that saw Mr Odinga pledge his support for President Kenyatta’s agenda, with his 2017 running mate Kalonzo Musyoka following suit last month.

HANDSHAKE

On Wednesday, ANC rejected calls for a national unity government following the handshake.

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