A year after joining Amani National Congress (ANC) and pledging support to the party leader Musalia Mudavadi, former Raila Odinga confidante Eliud Owalo has yet again decamped to DP William Ruto’s camp.
Mr. Owalo switched camps during a meeting with the DP in his Karen residence on Monday 14th September 2020.
Speaking in the event, Eliud Owalo noted that Kenya needs progressive leaders instigating both Raila Odinga and Musalia Mudavadi.
“Based on the foregoing and informed by a contextual analysis of all the probable 2022 Presidential candidates, I have with effect from today made a deliberate and conscious decision to stand with Kenyans by pursuing my political interests and aspirations within the ambit of the “Hustler” Political Matrix,” he said.
The former strategist for the ODM Party resigned as a member of the Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC party in August saying that he felt it was “imperative to create ample space within the Party”.
Owalo said he did not see the reason for the constitution to be changed.
“One, therefore, wonders the rationale behind the urgency in unilaterally rushing to the radical conclusion that we need a constitutional change that is not informed by a technically-feasible position,” he said.
“My honest opinion is that our problem really is not a bad constitution but lack of enforcement and political goodwill and capture of the state by a few individuals in total disregard to the interests of the Kenyan majority.”
Owalo said that there was a worrying scheme by a ‘few select and privileged families’ to unilaterally decide the leadership of Kenyans.
“More worryingly, there are concerted efforts by the same clique of people to put together ethnic conglomerations as an avenue of attaining political power,” he said.