President Uhuru Kenyatta has held a meeting with ODM and One Kenya Alliance members amid coalition talks.
On Tuesday, August 10, the president hosted Raila Odinga (ODM), Kalonzo Musyoka(Wiper) Musalia Mudavadi(ANC) Gideon Moi(KANU), Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya), and Wycliffe Oparanya(ODM) at State House, Mombasa.
A press release by State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena said that the meeting involved a cross-section of political party leaders in Kenya.
Kanze Dena said the leaders met to discuss several subjects touching on the State of the Kenyan Nation.
“Among the subjects discussed by the leaders were, Covid-19’s impact on the country and how to revamp the economy; and the importance of maintaining peace, unity and national cohesion,” read part of the statement from State House.
However, their meeting comes amid top gear coalition talks between Raila Odinga and the four One Kenya Alliance (OKA) principals.
After the successful dissolution of NASA, Raila Odinga promised that he will embark on coalition talks with the OKA principals.
“We pulled out of NASA, but that does not mean we will not work together. We will unite in the future,” Raila Odinga said.
Before the Monday meeting, Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta had held secret talks at State House, Mombasa last week.
After the information leaked, Raila came out to admit, promising to announce something big.
“Ndio, tulikutana na Rais Uhuru Kenyatta hapa Mombasa na Kama tumekutana na Rais na tuna mambo ya kutangaza tungetangaza. Tulikutana na tukapiga gumzo, (its true I met the President, and we had talks. If we had something to announce we would have done so),” said Raila.
With the meeting held in Mombasa, it is evident that President Uhuru Kenyatta could be part of the talks between Raila and One Kenya Alliance leaders.