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Mudavadi pours cold water on Raila-Gideon meeting; they were probably discussing dowry

In what is the clearest indication yet of a problematic relationship that seems to be emerging in the nascent One Kenya Alliance, Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi has come out to mock the much publicised recent meeting between The Orange Democratic Movement party leader Raila Odinga, and KANU leader, Gideon Moi.

Taking a seemingly fresh approach to the entire issue, Mudavadi yesterday said that he, as a matter of fact, didn’t even see what the whole hullabaloo was with the meeting.

Attacking the Kenyan culture of political speculation, he bemoaned the prevalent behaviour among Kenyans of always trying to figure out what might be happening whenever leaders meet.

He said that as a leader, and any respectable leader at that, one shouldn’t burry himself in boardroom

dealings and homes if he has a major announcement to make. He said that the decent thing to do would be to come out in public and make a major announcement openly in front of all and sundry.

Opting to then adopt a comical take on the whole issue afterwards, Musalia went ahead to cast doubt on the alleged political discussions that might have taken place between the two.

He said that for all he knew, Gideon Moi and Raila Odinga weren’t even discussing politics but were probably discussing dowry issues.

”Maybe their children want to get married. Maybe they were meeting over dowry, and that is what the whole meeting was all about”

Early this week, the One Kenya Alliance was thrown into disarray after the nation was hit by reports of a surprise meeting between one of the Alliance’s principals, Gideon Moi, and their erstwhile rival, Raila Odinga.

It wasn’t clear whether the meeting had been sanctioned by the other principals of the alliance or if Gideon had acted unilaterally. The presence of the president’s brother also further confounded the puzzle.

However, Musalia’s latest statement confirms that the move was done by the KANU leader without his partners involvement.

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    Written by Joshua Wanga

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