ANC Leader Musalia Mudavadi today, April 20, 2021, met leaders of newly formed party National Reconstruction Alliance (NRA).
The closed-door meeting adds to a series of talks between political leaders in the country as the race to State House heats up.
Party founders Dunstan Riziki and Paul Amemba Magufuli, were accompanied by Joshua Nyabayo and Joseph Momanyi to the meeting.
ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi in a meeting with NRA leaders Dunstan Riziki (2nd right), Paul Amemba Magufuli (2nd left), and Joshua Nyabayo (left). |Courtesy| File|
Speaking to NairobiLeo.co.ke, an NRA Party official privy to the meeting revealed that the leaders discussed a number of issues touching on the country's economy, political scenarios, and the upcoming 2022 elections.
He stated that the youthful political leaders insisted on the bottom-up approach to our economic empowerment and the general emancipation of the majority poor.
Mudavadi has made his intentions to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022 clear and talks with the youthful party are a step in the right direction.
The party was founded with an emphasis on the need for young people to participate in politics and decision-making in the country.
The party slogan is ‘Mwamko Mpya' was settled upon to signal a new dawn for Kenya as the party prepares to participate in the upcoming general election.
In a previous interview, Lawyer Riziki stated that NRA is not a political vehicle but rather a vision to build political institutions that will outlive its founders.
"NRA is and shall remain a people’s party, as you see its founder's none is a billionaire, none is a fake hustler, NRA is a party for the average Kenyan from humble backgrounds but who believe in the beauty of their ideas.
“NRA is a party registered by young ambitious Kenyans who want a newly reconstructed Kenya for all of us. Kenya is a rich nation but we have been taken aback by the corrupt and bad leadership, we want to sound a warning shot to the corrupt as a party we shall not tolerate and accommodate the corrupt, we shall fight them at all levels of government by all means,” he stated.
“We need young people to be able to believe in themselves and understand the need to reconstruct our nation and transform Kenya into a country where all of us can enjoy our nationhood, our youths can have jobs, our youths can get business opportunities just like any other person," he added.
NRA boasts of being a youthful party, with the majority of its national officials and founders being 35 years and below.
The party’s headquarters are in Ngong - Matasia but has opened offices in at least 41 counties.
ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi in a meeting with NRA leaders Dunstan Riziki (2nd right), and Joseph Momanyi (right). |Courtesy| File|