Deputy President William RUto is currently in secret talks with three of the former NASA principals in a new move meant to isolate President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga. According to multiple sources along the corridors of power, the DP is capitalising on the current friction over plans of a 2022 unity pact between Jubilee and ODM, which has rubbed Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi the wrong way.
Already, President Uhuru and Raila Odinga’s camps are aware of the secret talks, prompting Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho to call out unnamed NASA principals he accuses of being against the Jubilee-ODM coalition while they were secretly negotiating with the United Democratic Alliacce (UDA).
”When these Nasa people were forming One Kenya Alliance and when Wiper was doing a cooperation pact with Jubilee, we kept quiet and never threw stones at them. Currently, we are even aware that some of them are negotiating with UDA, but as ODM we are not complaining. Why must they continue dragging Kenyans seeking a united country behind?” the Mombasa Governor asked.
On Monday, ANC and Wiper party leaders told those pushing for an Uhuru-Raila were doomed to fail as such a pact would be very inconsequential in the country’s political scene.