Pamoja Africa Alliance (PAA), a party associated with Senate Speaker Amason Kingi, has firmly stated that it will not merge with the UDA Party.
Lucas Maitha, the Secretary General of PAA, emphasized that their party’s objectives go beyond the Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
During a party engagement meeting in Likoni, Mombasa County, Maitha criticized the idea of forming a single party and accused Cleophas Malala, the Secretary General of UDA, of being overly focused on the next general election.
“We are in Kenya Kwanza according to the agreement, and we will continue to be members, but we will not dissolve our party PAA because our goals extend beyond Kenya Kwanza,” Maitha stated.
Maitha also urged Coastal residents to join PAA in large numbers, emphasizing that this would give the region a significant voice in future governments.
“In the next general election, if we succeed in winning more than 15 elective seats, we will have a place at the decision-making table. We will engage directly with whoever takes over from Ruto. If we dissolve our party, we won’t have that seat at the table,” Maitha added.
Looking ahead to the next general election, Maitha proposed that Kenya Kwanza Alliance consider region-based party zoning to consolidate their numbers within the coalition, rather than competing against each other.
Currently, PAA has three elected MPs and 16 MCAs spread across Kwale, Kilifi, and Taita Taveta counties.