Mukhisa Kituyi has dismissed any possibilities of forming an alliance with ODM leader Raila Odinga
Speaking on KTN News, the Presidential hopeful who held a meeting with Raila in Mombasa on May 27 said that 2022 politics were not in their Agenda.
He said their talks with Raila only revolved around how to make Kenya better and transition from ethnic-centred to issue-based politics.
Mukhisa insisted that he is focused on his own presidential quest, and not supporting any other presidential candidate.
“I have not come to any moment that I consider that I want to support Raila. I’m building a momentum for the Kituyi candidature. I have not, at any of the meetings I have had with him (Raila), promised that I’m going to support him for President. I am running for President and looking for persons of shared direction to see how to unlock our steps,” he said.
He also ruled out a possibility of working with DP William Ruto.
Speculations on Kituyi working with the ODM leader were fueled by the May 27 meeting, where Raila skipped the National prayer breakfast to spend time with to meet the later’s family at their Mombasa home.
Before this, Raila had met Kituyi who was in the company of Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana in February.
Both leaders have a common history as they were part of the team that fought for Kenya’s second liberation, saving Kenya from a One-party democracy in Moi’s regime.
“I have to enter a conversation with as many people as possible who have the potential to look at how can we contribute to mainstreaming policy as the main driver of Kenyan politics. Raila in the past was an important player in that line. I have asked him his views about this. Secondly, Raila and I have been friends for many years, more than 30 years of it,” he explained.