President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the new Garissa Solar Power Plant, sitting on 85 hectares of land and consisting of 206,232 solar photovoltaic panels. The solar plant has an installed capacity of 54 MW and presently generating 50 MW. However, conspicuously missing was his deputy who was believed would accompany the head of state to this ground breaking launch. Instead, an unlikely ally, ANC Musalia Mudavadi accompanied the president to Garissa.
Mudavadi, who has been critical of the handshake as well as the Jubilee government now raises questions as to whether he has finally been subdued and has given up on his self proclaimed role of being country’s official opposition.
During the launch of BBI report at the Bomas of Kenya, the former Vice President deviated from politics and passed the message of unity and matters that involved nation-building, something that earned him praises and accolades from Kenyans.
“Everybody has talked about sharing political seats, what about motivating the civil servants? What about motivating the teacher? What about motivating the private sector? The BBI is not about sharing political positions. It is bigger than that.” Asked Mudavadi.
He further advised every Kenyan to read the document so as to make an independent judgement on the report that is not politically fueled.
Speculation is rife that Mudavadi impressed the president and from that day at Bomas, the head of state has been working round the clock to bring him on board.