UDA chairman Johnson Muthama hints at President William Ruto pushing for the dissolution of all Kenya Kwanza parties into UDA.
On Monday, October 10, during an interview with TV47, Muthama stated that preparations were well underway to present the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), led by President William Ruto, as the lone ruling party in the 2027 elections.
He clarified that other Kenya Kwanza parties were free to merge with the ruling party after dissolving.
However, Muthama made it clear that none of the parties will be forced to fold their attire in order to join UDA.
He added that the alliance was still intact as of the most recent Kenya Kwanza agreement before to the elections on August 9.
“As far as we are concerned in the UDA party, especially in the leadership, we do not want to coerce anybody to dissolve his/her political party.
“What we are saying is, God willing, come 2027, we want to go to the election as a political party known as UDA so our elections will be about the party. That’s why we are conducting the elections to the grassroots to make sure that we have recruited people from the grassroots,” he stated.
“What we are saying is that we came into a Coalition with friendly parties who were sympathetic to us and we were sympathetic to them, we formed a Coalition and it went to the election and won the election. The Coalition is still intact.
“Once that is done, anyone who feels like they want to fold their political party to join UDA, the doors are open for them. We don’t want to coarse, push or force anybody to do that. Kenya is a democratic party,” he explained.
According to Muthama, the discussion were still in progress, and depending on the conditions leading up to the elections in 2027, the party might decide to form a new alliance.
Kenya Kwanza Coalition was formed by three main principal parties including UDA, Amani National Congress (ANC) led by Musalia Mudavadi, and Ford Kenya headed by Moses Wetangula.