OKA, Mt Kenya Unity Forum dangle the DP slot for Karua, explore possibility of working with Raila

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One Kenya Alliance (OKA) and leaders of the Mt Kenya Unity Forum on Tuesday held a meeting at the Hermosa Hotel in Nairobi where the two groups laid a framework of working together in 2022 with Martha Karua as a running mate to their preferred presidential candidate.

According to a source who confided to this publication on condition of anonymity, the meeting, which was attended by allies of Raila Odinga in the two groups (OKA and Mt Kenya Unity Forum) also discussed the possibility of bringing the former prime minister on board without bringing any fallout in the formation.

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OKA comprises Amani National Congress (ANC), Wiper, KANU, and Ford Kenya parties. Leaders present during today’s meeting were Kalonzo Musyoka, Gideon Moi, Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetangula, Cyrus Jirongo, Speaker JB Muturi, and former UNCTAD boss Mukhisa Kituyi.

Also present were former elected leaders floored in the shambolic Jubilee Party nominations party of 2017, led by Wakenya Tujibebe party leader and former Kiambu boss William Kabogo.

Senator Gideon Moi, former UNCTAD boss Mukhisa Kituyi and William Kabogo are close allies of Raila Odinga .

Today’s meeting comes a week after a similar one was held in Nairobi last Wednesday to weigh options on who among the top two presidential candidates (Raila Odinga and William Ruto) is best positioned, to not only build on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s legacy but also fully take care of the region’s interests when they take over government next year.

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Speaking after the three-hour meeting, Martha Karua said the forum will begin to formally engage other political players on how to partner in the coming days. The Narck Kenya leader, also the group’s spokesperson disclosed they have lined up a series of political activities in the Mt Kenya region and will be going directly to speak to the people.

”We had a breakfast meeting as Mt Kenya Unity Forum and the agenda was on how we will be working in coming days. We will be meeting other leaders as we seek to work together. We will also be going to all the Mt Kenya counties to speak with our people,” Karua said last Wednesday.

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