The Kenya Kwanza coalition woes continue to mount after a video surfaced online of another preacher who erred and prayed for Azimio la Umoja at a past event attended by Deputy President William Ruto.
The event, took place during the formation of the Kenya Kwanza coalition held in Nairobi on April 12, 2022, and was attended by Kenya Kwanza principals.
The Muslim cleric erred as he was heaping praise on Garissa Township Aden Duale for his leadership tactics – noting that the North Eastern residents would follow the politician to Kenya Kwanza which he referred to as Azimio before quickly correcting himself.
“We must have a free and fair election. We pray that the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) leader William Ruto and other partners who have convened here lead us in the right way. May God guide us since the General Election consist of a myriad of problems.
“For the North-Eastern residents, we will follow Duale in every move he makes. We are together in the Azim… what is it called?… thank you,” the sheikh finished his prayer prematurely amid laughter from Ruto and his co-principals.
The preacher’s slip of the tongue was not reported in April when it happened but has recently started to be shared on social media after another preacher, Reverend Jane Wairimu made a similar mistake in a video that has since gone viral.
Unlike in the April incident where the DP and his team laughed off – they completely ignored the AIPCA preacher’s slip of the tongue in the prayer.
Interestingly, the preacher’s blunder at the launch of the Kenya Kwanza Coalition was shadowed by Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru at the same event who mistakenly referred to Ruto as the Azimio leader.
“Your excellency, the Deputy President and the party leader for UDA and leader of the Azimio group, sorry oh my goodness, the party leader for the Kenya Kwanza alliance, my sincere apologies because I was thinking of what I will say about them,” she stated.
The Ruto-led coalition has been on the spot on numerous occasions after various proponents have had a slip of the tongue, referring to their opponents in past events.
On Friday, June 10, Wairimu, while praying for the Kenya Kwanza Women Charter Conference at the Nyayo national stadium, referred to the coalition as Kenya Kwisha- popularly used as a derisive term by their rivals.
“On this date, we want to come into agreement with the Kenya Kwisha aargh… with the Kenya Kwanza women that every handwriting has been erased,” she stated.
While addressing a rally in Nakuru county on February 11, 2022, FORD-Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula also urged the residents to support the Azimio coalition instead of the Kenya Kwanza alliance.
“We are praying that you support Azimi.. our group of the Kenya Kwanza alliance,” Wetangula stated.
From left: ANC Party Leader, Musalia Mdavadi, DP Ruto and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula.