Why Raila Odinga met President Uhuru last night

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga last night held a lengthy meeting at State House in Nairobi before the Head of State left to open five hospitals in different locations within the Nairobi Metropolitan area.

Raila, who has been at the Coast from last week on high-profile political engagements flew straight to Uhuru Kenyatta’s official residence last evening from Mombasa.

A source confides to this writer, the two leaders discussed current events around the BBI Appeal as well as the fast-tracking of a joint Coalition agreement between Jubilee and ODM Parties.

On Sunday afternoon, Mr. Odinga spent his time getting briefs from Senior Counsels James Orengo and Otiende Amollo, on possible outcomes of the appeal. The two MPs are currently part of a joint legal team representing him (Raila) and the president at the Court of Appeal.


At State House, the handshake partners also discussed the current turmoil in NASA and how a joint coalition with ODM, would affect Jubilee Party’s relationship with gruntled NASA Coalition partners of ANC, Wiper, and Ford Kenya.

Already, Kalonzo’s Wiper has a partnership pact with Jubilee Party and is also part of the One Kenya Alliance.

Last night’s meeting comes at a time the orange party is issuing fresh demands to NASA partners regarding who will fly the outfit’s presidential ticket next year. ODM now wants the delegates of all the three parties to take part in a joint nomination, conducted by the IEBC to pick a flagbearer.

On the other hand, ANC, Wiper, and Ford Kenya are worried withdrawing from NASA would hurt their standing not just in Parliament, but also outside.

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