President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga are working on plans to a coalition ahead of the 2022 general election.
A report on the Standard on Saturday, June 20 indicated that the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and the ruling Jubilee party may sign cooperation deal in a number of areas including division of positions, management of national affairs among other political interests.
On Friday, June 20, ODM chairman John Mbadi stated that the party was willing to form a new outfit with jubilee and other political players.
“It is no secret that there will be a new outfit. Parties are formed to win power and govern. They are not charitable organisations. Towards the 2022 elections, political visibility and strength will be achieved only if we strategise properly," Mbadi stated.ODM leader Raila Odinga at an interview in 2018File
Mbadi added that the deal with jubilee would not involve government appointments.
“We must practice what we preach. Ours is a long haul and not for short-term gains but people should not be shocked if ODM insiders get government appointments,” Mbadi stated.
On May 10, Siaya Senator James Orengo hinted at a political alliance between the president and Odinga.
He stated that the two have been working together and would continue to do so even in future.
“There is a high possibility that the two top leaders will form a political alliance ahead of 2022 because they are closely working together to stabilise the country,” Orengo stated.
Orengo stated that the duo would ensure Kenyans get accountable leadership to steer the country ahead.
Sources told the publication that Orengo is leading the legal team drafting the coalition papers.
So far, Wiper party led by Kalonzo Musyoka and Chama cha Mapinduzi led by Isaac Ruto, have already signed cooperation agreements with Jubilee.President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta at State House for the 91st Annual St John Inspection Parade at State House in 2019PSCU
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