Musalia Mudavadi, the Head of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, is strategically positioning himself within the Kenya Kwanza administration while laying the groundwork for his political future before the 2027 elections and the presidential race in 2032.

Since joining politics at the young age of 29 in 1989, Mudavadi has amassed considerable experience within Deputy President William Ruto’s government.

Additionally, the Minister has built a reputation as a consensus-driven leader with innovative ideas within the Kenya Kwanza government.

Mudavadi resigned from his position as Leader of the Amani National Congress (ANC) party in October 2022 after being appointed Principal Cabinet Secretary (PCS), in accordance with Article 77 (2) of the Constitution.

He has been at the forefront of campaigns to ensure opposition leader Raila Odinga clinches the chairmanship of the African Union Commission (AUC).

Recently, the former Deputy Prime Minister surprised his supporters by hinting at the possibility of another “political earthquake” similar to when he joined Ruto’s camp before the 2022 general elections.

Furthermore, he hinted at a new plan to strengthen the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party, indicating plans to dissolve ANC so that members can join Ruto-led UDA.

Yesterday, Amnon Free Press learned that various ANC organs have begun “in-depth discussions on joining UDA” to prepare guidelines for the process.

The ANC Council, responsible for political matters of the party, and the second-most influential organ after the National Delegates Conference (NDC), are expected to initiate discussions on the matter “soon.”

According to the Registrar of Political Parties, a coalition or merger of two or more parties can come together to form a new party or an existing party (such as UDA) following the provisions of their respective constitutions.

After adhering to the party’s constitution and procedures to reach such a decision, the coalition agreement is signed and deposited in the registrar’s office within 21 days.

This action leads the registrar to deregister the merged parties. Then, within seven days, a notice of the dissolution of those parties is published in the government gazette.

The registration certificate is then issued to the newly formed political party, making members of the merged parties automatically members of the new party.

Elected officials, including the President, Deputy President, Governors, Senators, Members of Parliament, and councilors elected on the merged parties’ tickets, continue to hold their positions until the end of their terms.

Mudavadi’s recent statements about the possibility of ANC joining UDA have stirred mixed reactions, with some ANC members opposing the idea.

ANC Secretary-General Omboko Milemba, who last week assured party supporters that ANC would not be dissolved, appeared to change his stance yesterday.

He explained that he initially opposed the proposal before consulting with Mudavadi, the ANC founder, about future plans and benefits.

“I am sure he will call me, and we will discuss this issue and his plans because I am a partner in those plans,” Milemba, also the Emuhaya MP, told Taifa Leo via phone.

He added, “At this time, I have not received any instructions regarding this matter; perhaps you know more than me. However, once I receive instructions, I will communicate them transparently.”