President Uhuru Kenyatta has started a series of talks with National Super Alliance principals in renewed efforts to avert NASA split ahead of the 2022 General Election.
Confirmed reports indicate President Uhuru invited ODM leader Raila Odinga and his Wiper counterpart Kalonzo Musyola at State House on Tuesday, July 6, to broker a truce between the two former political partners in 2013 and 2017.
State House spokesperson Kanze Dena told the Daily Nation that the Head of State is unhappy with leaders’ continued attacks as he hopes to unite them and extinguish his Deputy William Ruto’s dream of succeeding him.
“The president was concerned about their public attacks, which he observed were not good for the unity he desires for the country ahead of next year’s General Election,” she said.
The coalition which brings together Raila Odinga (ODM), Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) and Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) is on its deathbed after three of its co-principals publicly vowed to quit the coalition if Raila Odinga will not support one of them.
Earlier on, Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu urged the four principals to consider working together in the 2022 General Election warning that a NASA split could easily hand William Ruto victory.
However, the ODM chief yesterday revealed that despite his desire to support someone else, other NASA co-principals are too weak to win the 2022 presidency.
“I have not refused to support somebody else. I have said that not once but several times that it must not be Raila Odinga,
“I am ready to support someone else but importantly who can I support that will ensure a win for us?” Raila posed.
This was after Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi maintained that they have stood with Raila twice and that it was time the opposition leader returns favors.
“I am not a weakling… Raila and I have never sat to discuss 2022. I will be the most stupid person on earth to support Raila Odinga for president for the third time without a measure of reciprocity,” Musyoka said.