The Azimio coalition is faced by a number of challenges that may completely bring it to an end if the major players do not intervene on time.
On Monday, the Kilifi governor Amason Kingi revealed that his party was dissatisfied with the Azimio coalition since the agreement was not shared with them despite demanding for the same.
Amason Kingi further revealed that the Azimio coalition was kept in deep secrets and mistrusts, with president Uhuru and Raila Odinga making decisions on behalf of small parties.
“Reason number one why we walked out of Azimio, the legal process for PAA to be legally in Azimio could not be completed as it was frustrated by the flat refusal of Azimio to make available a copy of the Azimio agreement which would have enabled PAA to table the same before our NEB for ratification a demanded by the party constitution.
“Reason number two, the dealings in Azimio are shrouded in deep secrecy and mistrust. Consultations and decisions are made by a few and forced down the throats of the majority of the constituent parties. Due to the above reasons, it became difficult for PAA to pursue its three items agenda for and on behalf of our people within the Azimio coalition.” Said Kingi in a statement.
On his side, Machakos governor Alfred Mutua equally complained that his Maendeleo Chap Chap party was not happy with Azimio because of similar reasons raised by Kingi on Tuesday.
Mutua while exiting Raila coalition stated that they were suspecting mischief in Azimio since their efforts to get a copy of the same was futile.
“The Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance Coalition document has a section where all joining partners signed. We were promised that once it was ready to be taken to the registrar we would get a copy. We have up to today, a month later not received a copy of the document. We suspect mischief, dishonesty and an attempt to fix us and others.” Said Mutua in a statement.
It is therefore clear that the move by Raila and Uhuru to hide the Azimio copy and make decisions on behalf of the small parties may hurt the coalition before the August general elections.