Amani party leader Musalia Mudavadi was on Saturday holed up in a night meeting with Jubilee Vice chairman David Murathe and Capt Kungu Muigai who is President Uhuru’s cousin and de facto spokesman of the Kenyatta family.
The meeting took place at the home of Murathe- Uhuru’s Kenyatta’s confidant- at his rural home in Gatanga.
Mudavadi is reported to have left Murathe’s house after midnight, sparking intense speculation on the mission and substance of their meeting.
Also in the meeting described as “a men-only club” were a few businessmen and influential political operatives who had been invited by Murathe.
The meeting came a week after reports claimed that the ANC leader was shopping for a running mate from central Kenya in his bid to succeed Kenyatta who is constitutionally ineligible to run again.
The meeting also comes against the backdrop President Uhuru’s remarks that he will shock the Kikuyu community with his preference for successor.
Some have interpreted it to mean Deputy President William Ruto is not guaranteed of his — and by extension the central Kenya — backing while others say it was directed at pouring cold water on the premature 2022 election campaigns.
Murathe has in the past openly differed with Ruto’s allies who have accused him and others around the President of trying to undermine the DP’s bid. But the former Gatanga MP has dismissed those claims, telling the Star in a past interview that it was in the interest of Ruto for Jubilee to stay intact and his allies should not cause a split.
Since his re-election, Uhuru has avoided making any direct endorsement of Ruto’s presidential bid despite their Jubilee pact.
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