ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi has once again poured cold water on the possibility of reviving the National Super Alliance, Nasa, ahead of the 2022 general elections.
Speaking during a service at Ruaraka SDA Church on Saturday, Mudavadi said the opposition outfit has been taken hostage.
“Hiyo wakati nilikuwa nasema Nasa hawa, lakini siku hizi, nikama Nasa imenaswa,” he told the congregation.
This loosely translated to, “I used to say capture them. But nowadays, it seems Nasa has been captured.”
The former Vice President’s sentiments come at a time when attempts are being made to revive the coalition to face Deputy President William Ruto.
Recently, President Uhuru Kenyatta, who has fallen out with his deputy, urged Nasa principals to unite ahead of the polls to increase their chances of taking over power when he retires.
But Mudavadi and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka have downplayed the unity bid, saying mistrust among them has made it difficult to resuscitate the moribund coalition.
Mudavadi, who was accompanied by Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja and a host of other leaders, reiterated that his name will be on the presidential ballot in the upcoming polls.
He drummed up support for his bid, saying Kenyans need an honest and transparent leader who will turn around the economy of the country.
“I want to tell you that I am in the field. I am vying for the presidency of the Republic of Kenya. I am not seeking the seat by force. I am humble and pleading with Kenyans wherever they are to stand together so that we can build our country,” he said.