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Is Kalonzo splitting NASA? See what he said in Kitui

It may not be possible to satisfy the daily growing urge to have the presidential ambitions run for by Raila Odinga to be shelved.

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Despite the outward perceived unity of purpose in the opposition, the rift in the newly formed NASA is widening. It may not be possible to satisfy the daily growing urge to have the presidential ambitions run for by Raila Odinga to be shelved. On the other hand, Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula is jostling up for the same slot come August, a move the Western political divide has not contained.

"Raila and Wetang'ula should know I am the lion that (senator) Muthama talks about, and I will no longer use diplomatic language to agitate for my position, for there is no diplomacy here in Kenya. It is high time my brothers Raila and Wetang'ula gave way for me to proceed as the man to wrestle Jubilee from power," Musyoka said.

Growing number

Last week, the United Democratic Party leader Cyrus Jirongo announced a plan to launch his presidential bid this Friday in Nairobi. The move is likely to trigger fresh political realignment in Western ahead of the August 8 polls. His sail boat party will also be launched during the Friday event, likely to cause discontent and jitters in NASA, as the Luhya vote will be spilt ultimately.

Mr. Jirongo will become the third presidential candidate from Western after ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetangula declared interest.

The list for the presidential seat is ballooning, with the recent entrants being. Earlier, renewed energy being displayed by ODM leader Raila Odinga is brought anxiety in CORD with his co-principals fearing this could reduce them to “flower girls” as the clock ticks towards the next elections.

Controversy

Supporters of Wiper party under former Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka and Senate Minority Leader Moses Wetang’ula’s Ford-K interpret Mr. Odinga’s act of showmanship as the clearest sign that he is not about to hang up his boots yet.

Political analysts have shown cause for worry in the newly formed NASA as the majority of the constituents “are self-centered”.

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