In Summary
  • On Tuesday, Mr Musyoka’s confidant, former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama, fell short of declaring that it was over between the two leaders.
  • Former Kathiani MP Wavinya Ndeti, who unsuccessfully tried to unseat Dr Mutua, was also not amused probably because Mr Odinga was courting her opponent.

A major division between the top leadership in the National Super Alliance (Nasa) — Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi — could be in the offing following the vicious war witnessed in the just concluded Kibra by-election campaigns.

The campaigns that saw ODM leader Odinga raid Mr Musyoka’s Ukambani turf for three governors to help him campaign for his candidate, Bernard Imran Okoth, exposed underlying differences between the two leaders.

This is in addition to ODM’s refusal to share part of its Sh4.2 billion political party’s windfall, which led to a bitter altercation with Mr Mudavadi’s ANC and even Mr Moses Wetang’ula’s Ford Kenya.

Mr Odinga, in a move viewed by Mr Musyoka’s lieutenants and political pundits as “undermining to the Wiper leader,” reached out to governors Alfred Mutua (Machakos), Charity Ngilu (Kitui) and Kivutha Kibwana (Makueni) to accompany him to Kibra for the campaigns while overlooking his deputy principal in the Nasa coalition.

SIMMERING FEUD

This comes barely two weeks after Mr Musyoka’s Wiper party lost Mutonguni ward by-election to Dr Mutua’s Maendeleo Chap Chap party.

On Tuesday, Mr Musyoka’s confidant, former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama, fell short of declaring that it was over between the two leaders.

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