By Kamadi Amata
The Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya Coalition has stated that it is working on resolving the increasing tension within the outfit.
The coalition’s Executive Director, Raphael Tuju, stated that a team within the coalition was handling the disagreements after meeting with the parties’ Secretary Generals at a Nairobi hotel on Tuesday.
“We are together, my sister here has confirmed, SG has confirmed… It is friendship and sometimes we’ll have conflict, it happens in every family,” he said during a press briefing at Serena Hotel.
Tuju further assured transparency within the camp, saying that Kenyans would be presented with the coalition document once everything had been ironed out.
Tuju insisted that their focus is delivering victory in the August 9 General Elections.
“We will resolve the matter and how it will be resolved we leave it to the team within the coalition that is going to deal with the matter. As far as I’m concerned, there’s no cause for alarm.”
He said the teething problems being experienced in the coalition are normal occurrences during coalition building and the principals led by ODM boss Raila Odinga are now ceased of the concerns raised by the OKA team.
He exuded confidence that the matter will be addressed amicably.
Tuju spoke after chairing a meeting of all Azimio-OKA Secretary generals at a Nairobi hotel.
“It was an open meeting on how to move forward. We agreed to rally behind our presidential candidate Raila Odinga,” he said.
The meeting came a day after the One Kenya Alliance coalition (OKA) wrote to the Registrar of Political Parties to stop the process of registering Azimio-One Kenya Alliance.
Troubles have been rocking the Raila Odinga-led outfit lately, with the latest being Monday’s case where four parties petitioned the Registrar of Political Parties wanting the registration of the coalition halted immediately.
The four; Wiper, KANU, UDP and MDG claim that the agreement submitted on April 1, 2022, was altered without the consent of the respective parties under the coalition.
In a letter addressed to the political parties registrar Ann Nderitu, the four parties have raised three issues that they insist must be addressed before the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party is officially registered.