Uhuru to Meet With Kalonzo, Raila Again

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta (left), Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka (centre) and ODM leader Raila Odinga (left) at Jubilee NDC at KICC on Saturday, February 26, 2022
    President Uhuru Kenyatta (left), Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka (centre) and ODM leader Raila Odinga (left) at Jubilee NDC at KICC on Saturday, February 26, 2022
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  • President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to meet with ODM party leader Raila Odinga and his Wiper counterpart Kalonzo Musyoka to fine-tune their cooperation deal ahead of the August 9 polls. 

    Media reports indicate that the main agenda of the Thursday, March 31 meeting will be to iron out the issues sticky issues that are threatening a pre-election pact between Odinga and Kalonzo.

    This will be the second time that the three leaders will be meeting in less than a month in a bid to reach an agreement as the clock ticks towards the general election whose stakes are high. According to the media, one of the key issues that will be discussed will the person to be ODM leader's running mate.

    Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka and President Uhuru Kenyatta During their previous meeting
    Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka and President Uhuru Kenyatta During their previous meeting
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    Following their first meeting on March 12, Kalonzo shelved his Presidential bid in favour of Raila, saying their coming together was attributed to President Kenyatta's intervention. 

    "I'm certain that when he will take office, he will not leave his people behind. When the government will be formed , we will hear the likes of Kalonzo, KANU's Gideon Moi, Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu and the rest," Uhuru stated during the unveiling of the Azimio la Umoja Presidential candidate held earlier this month.

    Kalonzo, after signing the agreement caused political storm within the camp after he alleged that the deal was hurried hence they did not understand the finer prints of the merger. 

    The remarks prompted President Kenyatta to pay Kalonzo a visit at his Karen home alongside KANU party leader, Gideon Moi, The details around the meeting focused on the pact between Azimio La Umoja and the One Kenya Alliance (OKA). 

    "It was my absolute pleasure to host Uhuru at my Nairobi residence. We are Azimio - One Kenya and we will support the Right Honorable former Prime Minister in the forthcoming August General Election," Kalonzo stated after the meeting. 

    Further, the Kenya Kwanza alliance is still adamant in its pursuit of the former Vice President to join their coalition, citing that he's a troubled man within the Azimio camp. 

    Deputy President William Ruto, during a tour in Mwingi, urged the residents to beseech Kalonzo to leave from the Azimio's tight grip and join forces with the hustler nation. 

    "I'm urging the residents of Mwingi to inform Kalonzo to join forces with us so that we can form the government and forge ahead," Ruto stated. 

    ODM party leader Raila Odinga and Wiper's Kalonzo Musyoka shake hands after Kalonzo endorsed him for the presidency at Jacaranda Grounds on Saturday, March 12, 2022
    ODM party leader Raila Odinga and Wiper's Kalonzo Musyoka shake hands after Kalonzo endorsed him for the presidency at Jacaranda Grounds on Saturday, March 12, 2022
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