Uhuru Meets NASA Leader Raila Odinga at Harambee House

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta is said to be in a meeting with NASA leader Raila Odinga at Harambee House.

    Details of their meeting are still unclear but Citizen, KTN News and The Star hinted that the leaders were ironing out issues ahead of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit.

    Reports of their meeting coincided with Tillerson's departure from Ethiopia. He is set to visit Kenya today (Friday).

    State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu also stated that the President would give a press briefing.

    Suna East MP Junet Mohammed, Winnie Odinga and the NASA leader's spokesperson Dennis Onyango were also spotted at Harambee House

    President @UKenyatta will hold a media event at Harambee House 11 am this morning

    — Manoah Esipisu MBS (@MEsipisu) March 9, 2018

    The two leaders have been at loggerheads in the last few months especially after the disputed August Elections.

    Odinga has been pushing for talks with the Head of State as he maintained that the country was deeply divided and needs to be reunited.

    The US has been calling for a meeting between the two leaders with Ambassador Robert Godec constantly pushing for dialogue between the government and the opposition.

    The Government of Kenya on Tuesday rejected calls to have the US intervene in the political standoff pitting it against the National Super Alliance (NASA).

    In a statement, the Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary, Macharia Kamau, noted that the Government does not need negotiations since Kenya had successfully gone through the five-year electoral cycle.

    "The demand for US intervention in Kenya is a loud no, thanks,” he stated.

    He explained that the 2017 elections had presented an opportunity to test the electoral institutions created by the Constitution.

    Macharia was responding to an article published by former US ambassadors to Kenya, Johnnie Carson and Mark Bellamy, in which they had offered a joint recommendation calling for US intervention in Kenya.

    [caption caption="Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau"][/caption]