President Uhuru Kenyatta, Azimio flagbearer Raila Odinga and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka on Monday night held a four-hour meeting at State House in Nairobi, a forum that is believed might have brokered the running mate stalemate in the Coalition.
Reports show Mr. Odinga flew directly to State House from Homabay last evening after attending the funeral of former MP Paddy Ahenda in Kabondo Kasipul. Mr. Musyoka on the other hand was summoned from his Wiper Party offices minutes to 5 pm where he was meeting his party’s officials.
Also present at the State House meeting was Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu.
The contentious issue of Raila’s deputy plus the unity of the coalition was discussed in detail and Mr. Musyoka prevailed upon to drop his demands for the number two slot, something he agreed to.
Minutes later, Professor Mutahi Ngunyi who heads the secretariat of a team of five comprising technocrats and politicians mandated by President Uhuru and Raila Odinga to pick Azimio Coalition’s running mate announced on Twitter Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua had been settled on to deputise Mr. Odinga.