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Raila struggles to reel NASA co-principals back in

National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga fought to convince his coalition partners of his fidelity. This is after he called for a truce with President Uhuru Kenyatta last week on Friday. They had met for the first time yesterday since Friday.

During the NASA meeting, Raila was hard-pressed to explain his decision to hold secret talks with Uhuru, reportedly for almost a month. The meeting lasted several hours as Raila fought claims that he was not to be trusted. The three told Raila that any deal reached between him and the President was personal and they would not be party to it.

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Statement of intent

However the former prime minister is reported to have goaded his partners to embrace his actions, terming Friday’s event a ‘statement of intent’. Raila further added that he had requested the President to reinstate the security detail of all the NASA principals and MPs.

Kalonzo, Mudavadi and Wetang’ula accused Raila of not being upfront and transparent with them. This was after it emerged that although the three had been approached separately to strike a deal with the Jubilee administration, only Raila had kept it a secret.


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    Written by James Mulanda

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