United Democratic Alliance (UDA) chairperson Johnson Muthama has downplayed Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s influence in the upcoming August presidential election, saying UDA is not interested in teaming up with him.

Exuding confidence that UDA would clinch victory, dismissed claims that the newly-formed Kenya Kwanza coalition between his UDA, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula of Ford Kenya needed Kalonzo’s backing to win the August polls.

“I want to ask Kalonzo to stop pretending that UDA is looking for him for talks. At the Kenya Kwanza alliance and UDA, we are contented working with Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula,” Muthama said in an interview with the Standard on Wednesday.

“We are confident we will win the upcoming election,” he added.

In the past weeks, UDA leader Deputy President William Ruto has previously wooed Kalonzo to team up with him together with the One Kenya Alliance to increase their chances of victory in the August polls.

“Kalonzo Musyoka and I have a lot in common. That’s why we should team up to form the next government,” DP Ruto said while on a tour at Makueni County in January.

Despite the calls by the Kenya Kwanza team to Kalonzo to join their camp, he has been adamant outrightly stating that his OKA team will field a presidential candidate come August.


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