After months of speculations, Raila Odinga has finally said what many political pundits have been saying, that NASA is dead politically.
Speaking to NTV on Sunday, Raila admitted that the 2017 political outfit which brought together ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi, Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula no longer exists.
“If the pre-election coalition wins, they form a government and share. If they don’t, the coalition dies automatically…there is nothing else…Nasa did not form the government,” Raila said.
Raila Odinga’s sentiments come just weeks after Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka announced that he entered into a secret pact with Raila in 2017.
ODM Party Secretary General Edwin Sifuna later refuted these claims, telling off Musyoka as hanging onto the past.
On Sunday, Raila was non-committal on the ‘secret deal’ to support Kalonzo for the Presidency in 2022.
“I really do not want to talk about that. I do not know the context in which Kalonzo talked about it. I do not want to discuss about it,” Raila said.
Raila’s stance on the end of NASA came on the backdrop of calls for him to go for Presidency come 2022.
Over the weekend, Jubilee Vice Chair David Murathe endorsed Raila for the top seat, arguing that he deserved to be a one term president between 2022 and 2027.
Murathe’s sentiments were echoed by Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli who has been at the front line campaigning for Odinga.
In spite of the rallying calls for his candidature, Raila refused to comment on the latest developments, instead focusing on his handshake deal with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“President Kenyatta and I have said we don’t want to talk about 2022. We want to come up with reforms that will make it possible for this country to transition,” he said.
“We don’t want to pick leadership. We want to create a conducive environment so that Kenyans can get proper leadership. There are limits to abusive power, and that is what BBI is aimed at achieving.”