President Uhuru Kenyatta and KANU Chairperson Gideon Moi have escalated efforts to craft a 2022 pre-election pact with ODM leader Raila Odinga. This publication can authoritatively report a team from the ruling party has been crafted to help put in place the modalities of, as well as speed up the formalization of the new Jubilee-ODM alliance.
The team comprises Jubilee Chairperson Nelson Dzuya, Secretary-General Raphael Tuju, Vice-Chair David Murathe, and National Assembly Majority Leader Amos Kimunya. Others are Jubilee coalition joint secretary Aden Keynan, Senate Deputy Majority Leader Fatuma Dullo, and Majority Whip Emmanuel Wangwe.
According to sources within the corridors of power, Jubilee Party’s Central Management Committee has been meeting from Wednesday to work on the Head of State’s directive.
The CMC has planned another three-day retreat in Naivasha next week where the team of eight will come up with a full report to appraise the president. Later, a meeting will be convened for all Jubilee MPs to inform them of the party’s intention with ODM the merger.
”Today (yesterday) we have had another meeting as NMC with the leadership from Parliament. We discussed the issue about the coalition and we have agreed to have a retreat next week before we can have a parliamentary group meeting on the same,” Secretary General Raphael Tuju told a local publication on Thursday.
Separately, KANU Chairperson Gideon Moi is warming up to ODM after it became apparent the One Kenya Alliance could not live to see 2022. OKA comprises Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Kalonzo Musyoka (WDM), Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya) and Gideon Moi.
Reports indicate the Baringo Senator and his allies are secretly working out on a formula that will see the independence party collaborate with Raila’s ODM in 2022.