Uhuru, Raila leading ODM-Jubilee merger talks in Mombasa

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Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju has disclosed merger talks between ODM and Jubilee Parties are at an advanced stage, by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM boss Raila Odinga, who were both at the Coast on Friday.

“I know that President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga are currently at the Coast so that should tell you something. There are consultations at a very high level as far as Jubilee and ODM is concerned,” the Jubilee SG said on Friday, while also dismissing the recent UDA win in Kiagu ward by-election.

”By-elections are sometimes not the true window of what is happening. We’re talking in terms of the level of turnout, we are very delighted about Taita Taveta,” he added.

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Tuju, a staunch ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta says the Head of State is committed to the merger between the two parties and has already expressed his confidence in Raila Odinga as his successor.

”It is worth noting that during the Azimio la Umoja Convention at Kasarani, we had around five ministers from the Jubilee government who attended. So sometimes you don’t have to say everything by mouth; sometimes the body language can tell enough and if the body language does not tell you I don’t think you are a good observer of the political dynamics in this country,” Tuju stated.

Yesterday morning, the former prime minister upon invitation by President Uhuru Kenyatta, attended a meeting with the country’s top Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) generals in Mombasa before the unveiling of the Kenya Shipyards Limited in Mombasa.

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Odinga, who was accompanied by Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and Mvita MP Abdulswamad Sharrif Nassir at the meeting is currently on a vacation at the Coast after a whirlwind of political activities.

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