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Azimio la Umoja–One Kenya Coalition Party, popularly referred as Azimio la Umoja (Swahili: “Resolution for Unity”), or simply Azimio, is a Kenyan political alliance and party headed by Raila Odinga. It is composed of the Orange Democratic Movement, the Jubilee PartyNARC–Kenya and other parties. Former president Uhuru Kenyatta is the party’s patron. The alliance fielded Odinga as its presidential candidate and Martha Karua as its deputy presidential candidate in the 2022 Kenyan election, which they lost.

History

The alliance unveiled their manifesto at Nyayo National Stadium in June 2022.

On 18 August 2022, all 7 MPs, 2 senators, and two governors left Azimio and joined the rival Kenya Kwanza alliance of president-elect William Ruto. The next day, 2 more MPs, one from the UPIA and another from the DAP-K, switched to Kenya Kwanza as well.

After losing the 2022 elections to Kenya Kwanza, Azimio la Umoja became the main opposition alliance.

On 4 October 2022, Ruto lifted the ban on genetically modified crops, making Kenya the second country in Africa to approve them. Wiper Democratic Movement leader Kalonzo Musyoka has asked the president to reconsider the ban and also urge the clergy to intervene in the matter.

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Composition

On 12 April 2022, the alliance consisted of mainly 23 parties:

NameLeaderMain ideologyPolitical position
Jubilee Party (JP)Uhuru KenyattaConservatismCentre-right to right-wing
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)Raila OdingaSocial democracyCentre-left
Wiper Democratic Movement – Kenya (WDM–K)Kalonzo MusyokaSocial democracyCentre-left
Kenya African National Union (KANU)Gideon MoiKenyan nationalismRight-wing
National Rainbow Coalition (NARC)Charity NgiluSocial democracyCentre-left
Muungano Party (MP)Kivutha Kibwana
Maendeleo Chap Chap Party (MCC)Alfred Mutua
Democratic Action Party (DAP–K)Wafula Wamunyinyi
Devolution Empowerment Party (DEP)Kiraitu Murungi
United Party of Independent Alliance (UPIA)Nuh Abdi
United Democratic Movement (UDM)Philip Murgor
United Progressive Alliance (UPA)Amos NyariboSocial democracyCentre-left
Pamoja African Alliance (PAA)Amason Kingi
Kenya Union Party (KUP)John Lonyangapuo
United Democratic Party (UDP)Cyrus Jirongo
Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG)David Ochieng
Kenya Reform Party (KRP)Munene Kahiro
Chama Cha Uzalendo (CCU)Maur Bwanamaka
Party for Peace and Democracy (PPD)Bernard Kavyu
National Liberal Party (NLP)Kennedy Mong’areNational liberalismCentre-right
People’s Trust Party (PTP)John Mutua Katuku
Ubuntu People’s Forum (UPF)Kinya RukahuUbuntuism

Potential misinformation on social media platforms.

There were allegations that gubernatorial candidates were being fronted by Azimio Coalition in lower eastern Kenya but it was all fake as confirmed by PesaCheck as well as The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition press secretary- Dennis Onsarigo.

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