Cracks seem to be widening in CORD as the three principals are set to miss the Kibra rally with each giving apologies.
Wiper Democratic Movement leader Kalonzo Musyoka was the first one to exclude himself from the event after flying to Portugal earlier in the week to attend a political leaders meeting. This comes after members of his party met President Kenyatta in state house in what many pundits construed as Kalonzo is preparing to join Jubilee band-wagon.
In addition to that, Ford-Kenya leader and co-principal Moses Wetangula is also set to miss the function after announcing that he would spend the day in the Western region attending a burial ceremony and thereafter, address his supporters. Raila Odinga missed Wetangula presidential launch which was marred by violence in Kakamega which proved there could be strained relations in CORD.
Other key leaders in the Opposition who will not attend the function are Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua who seems to be leaning towards CORD.
Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale also pointed that he would accompany Wetangula in a tour to the Western area as they seek to unify the Luhya voters.
“Senator Wetangula and I agreed we should be in Bungoma and Kakamega counties for the two functions,” stated Khalwale.
On her part, Karua told journalist that she would certainly be absent since she was committed elsewhere.
“For tomorrow I am unlikely to attend. That doesn’t mean that in future I will not attend. It’s just that I am engaged,” she clarified.
However, it was not clear whether Opposition leader Raila Odinga would abandon his tour of the European continent in order to grace the event.
Odinga has been traversing European nations in the past week, where he attended various television interviews including one with AFP and France 24.
The rally was organised by the coalition to seek for justice for the 2007/08 Post Election Violence victims and is set to run parallel to a prayer rally planned by Jubilee coalition in Nakuru.