Twelve political parties on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, signed an agreement to formally form the Kenya Kwanza Coalition.
The agreement was signed by party Secretary Generals in presence of party leaders led by Deputy President William Ruto, former Vice President Musalia Musavadi, and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula.
Kenya Kwanza Alliance previously comprised three political parties – United Democratic Alliance (UDA), Amani National Congress (ANC), and Ford Kenya.
Three more parties joined the alliance later – Moses Kuria’s Chama cha Kazi, Tujibebe Party led by former Kiambu governor William Kabogo and The Service Party of former Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri.
But on Tuesday, eight more parties teamed up to form the grand Kenya Kwanza Coalition that will be fielding a single presidential candidate that will face Azimio la Umoja’s, Raila Odinga.
After signing the agreement, DP Ruto tweeted; “At Ngong’ Racecourse in Nairobi County, appended our signatures to Kenya Kwanza coalition to affirm our commitment to the more than 50 million Kenyans.”
Here is a list of all political parties in the Kenya Kwanza Coalition;
- United Democratic Alliance (UDA)
- Amani National Congress (ANC)
- Ford Kenya
- Chama cha Kazi
- Communist Party of Kenya
- Devolution Party
- Economic Freedom Party
- Farmers Party
- The Service Party
- Tujibebe Wakenya Party
- Umoja Maendeleo Party
Speaking after the signing of the agreement, DP Ruto said the new coalition is aimed at changing the economy of the country.
“We have discussed long and hard about the priorities of our nation and we have come to the conclusion that we must change the fortune of our citizens,” Ruto said.
Mudavadi on his part asked Kenyans to be wary of politicians who are out to secure their own political selfish interests.
“We cannot afford politics of deceit. The people on the other side cannot barrow the trust deficit Kenyans have been experiencing,” he said.
“This is the winning horse and Kenyans can bet on us if they want a winning team. We want to put Kenyans first. Let us pull together and bring integrity to our politics. We shall succeed,” added the ANC party leader.