Mudavadi backs Raila as NASA flag bearer

By Samson Kitavi

In a fresh twist to the search for the National super alliance (NASA) flag bearer, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi appears to have thrown his weight behind Raila Odinga as the coalition’s flag bearer in what could spell new turbulence for the coalition.

Mudavadi said Raila had what it takes to send Jubilee home.

The declaration by Mudavadi came as Raila Odinga was in Nairobi where he urged NASA supporters to exercise patience as they complete the process of deciding on a flag bearer for NASA.

After the NASA leaders spent Saturday at Wajir to display their unity despite claims of division, Sunday saw them embark on individual campaigns to popularize the alliance.

ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi was in Migori where he made a surprise declaration endorsing the candidature of Raila Odinga as NASA presidential candidate.

It is a declaration that throws the spanner into the works for Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka who is on record insisting he be named flag bearer having supported Raila’s candidature in 2013.

Raila scoffed at what he termed as political detractors propagating a possible fallout of the coalition partners urging his supporters to exercise patience as they finalize on plans to announce the flag bearer.

At the same time he endorsed the candidature of Dr. Evans Kidero to contest for Nairobi Governor.

Separately. Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula was in Kisii where he alleged a plot by jubilee to paint the opposition as suffering from internal wrangles.

Attending a church service at Nyabururu Catholic Church Wetangula assured NASA supporters the coalition was intact, adding he would support the candidate who clinches the NASA ticket.