This morning, Raila Odinga met a section of Mt Kenya MPs who are allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Serena Hotel, where the leaders discussed the prospects of working together in 2022.
However, it now emerges there have been a lot of activities going on in the background, and four weeks ago, the Head of State directed MPs loyal to his agenda to throw their weight behind the former prime minister.
”Four weeks ago at a meeting in State House, we got our marching orders from our Party Leader. We started executing immediately. This week we have started upscaling operations,” Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu wrote.
Speaking after the meeting, Majority Leader in the National Assembly Amos Kimunya said that they will extend the engagement with Raila Odinga to parliament where their parties (Jubilee and ODM) legislators will push their 2022 agenda together, while also noting the former prime minister has assured them of securing Mt Kenya gains from Uhuru’s administration.
”He has assured us that the interests of our region are safe with him because he got a commitment with him that he shared with our president in securing the gains for our region,” Kimunya said.
On his part, the ODM leader revealed he was shown how to effectively scale the mountain and the legislators agreed to stand with him in the process.
”They have shown me different routes to follow until you reach the Lenana peak and we have agreed that we are in this match altogether,” Raila said.
This morning’s meeting was attended by MPs Amos Kimunya, Gichuki Mugambi, Mercy Gakuya , Jane Wanjuki, Hon Stanley Muthama, Hon Anthony Kiai, Hon Maoka Maore, Hon Kanini Kega, and Hon Ngunjiri Wambugu.
Others were Hon Peter Mwathi, Hon Peter Kimari, Hon Sabina Chege, Hon Ruth Mwaniki, Hon Waihenya Ndirangu, Hon Senator Ngugi Isaac, Hon Eng. Ngugi, Hon Joseph Manje, Hon Wanjiku Kibe and Hon Jonah Mburu.