ONE KENYA ALLIANCE

The One Kenya Alliance (OKA) takes this opportunity to wish all Kenyans a Happy and Prosperous 2022.
We salute all our compatriots for their strength, tenacity, and resilience in the face of the tough times
experienced in the year 2021 as a result of the continuing adverse effects of the COVID pandemic. We
appeal to our brothers and sisters who have not yet been vaccinated to do so as soon as possible. Similarly,
we urge the public to continue observing the prescribed safety and health protocols. Together we will
overcome.
Secondly, we wish to assure our supporters and all Kenyans that the One Kenya Alliance is intact and
remains focused on offering the country leadership that is Just, Inclusive, Responsive to the citizens’
needs and bound by the rule of law. The Alliance continues to grow and attract key political stakeholders
including but not limited to the Mount Kenya Unity Forum. More political parties are on the way.
As the clock ticks towards the August 2022 General Elections, the Country is witnessing heightened
political activities. Consequently, the One Kenya Alliance would like to make the following remarks:

1. Political Parties (Amendment) Bill, 2021: The One Kenya Alliance supports the strengthening of
Coalitions hence support the legislation of Coalition Parties. However, we caution against any
attempt to introduce over-reaching regulatory powers over political parties. We call upon Members
of Parliament to exercise sobriety and restraint in the ongoing debate and urge them to shun any
short-term partisan and parochial interests and consider the interests of the Kenyan people first. We
must all endeavor to put in place an electoral process and system that is fair, just, verifiable, and
transparent.

2. Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission: The One Kenya Alliance calls upon the
government to empower the IEBC fully and within the stipulated time as it prepares to roll out the
second voter registration exercise. It is imperative that IEBC prepares a comprehensive voters roll
in good time for verification by the relevant stakeholders. At the same time, OKA urges the
government to drop any plans to make it mandatory for IEBC to develop the voter register from
the National Integrated Identity Management System popularly known as the HUDUMA
NUMBER. Given the sensitivity and delicate nature of our elections, this action is likely to be
(mis)interpreted as mischief and further dent public trust.

3. Security of Life and Property: As earlier observed, the Country has seen a heightening of political
tensions with some quarters beating unwelcome drums of war. The One Kenya Alliance has
consistently warned against holding our elections under a cloud of fear and intimidation. We, therefore, call upon the government to ensure that adequate security is provided for all Kenyans, to
freely exercise their freedom of association, assembly, and expression of their ideas.

4. Media Publicity and Coverage: We call upon the media fraternity to provide all candidates with
equal, fair, and unbiased coverage. It is regrettable that certain sections of the media have been
transformed into appendages and campaign agents for some candidates. Given the important role
that the media plays in agenda-setting and influencing public opinion and choice, we urge the media
to exercise this privileged role fairly, ethically, morally, and responsibly.

In Conclusion, we wish to re-assure the public that OKA is united, strong, and focused on its political
mission. The process to identify our flagbearer is at an advanced stage. In this regard, the OKA Principals
will retreat from the 18
th of February 2022 to consider recommendations from the Technical Team, which
is currently working on a comprehensive report. Whoever the Flagbearer is, he or she will carry the
aspirations of the millions of Kenyans that have entrusted their destiny to the One Kenya Alliance.
Once again we wish our fellow Citizens a Peaceful, Healthy, and Prosperous 2022.
God Bless OKA. God Bless Kenya.


Signed
Hon. Gideon Moi,
(Party Leader, KANU), Hon. Moses Masika Wetang’ula, (Party Leader, Ford-K),
Hon. Musalia Mudavadi, (Party Leader, ANC), Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka, (Party Leader, Wiper)
Hon. Cyrus Jirongo, (Party leader, UDP)

Comments are closed.