Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot has made fun of a second meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) principals in as many days.
Kivumbi.co.ke had earlier reported that the Head of State had summoned ODM leader Raila Odinga alongside Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper Party), and Gideon Moi (KANU) at state lodge in Mombasa just a week after he met with the leaders at the same venue.
Cheruiyot, a close ally of Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto in a tweet wondered what happened to the first meeting between the above and Uhuru Kenyatta just a few days to the second.
“Sponsor ameitana tena..Kwani Mlikula fare?…(Their sponsor has summoned them again, did they eat transport money the first time,? wondered Cheruiyot in a tweet. in an obvious reference to President Uhuru Kenyatta as the sponsor of the rest.
News of the second meeting between Uhuru and the ex-NASA principals came barely hours after Kalonzo Musyoka, Gideon Moi, Moses Wetangula. and Musalia Mudavadi, all under the One Kenya Alliance announced they had agreed to field a presidential candidate in the 2022 General Election.
This is despite the fact barely a week ago, President Uhuru had implored the One Kenya Alliance quartet to shelve their State House bid and support his handshake partner Raila Odinga to succeed him.
Although the government said the meeting between the President and the opposition chiefs touched on national issues, confirmed reports revealed that the talks were anchored on 2022 succession politics.
It was reported that ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi said the OKA can only work with Raila if he joins the alliance as an equal partner.
The series of meetings between Uhuru and the opposition principals have sent chills to the Tanga Tanga camp (Jubilee party wing which supports Deputy President William Ruto) given the fact that the president has fallen apart with his deputy.