Details of the meeting between Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana with Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party officials from the lower Eastern region has emerged.
Makueni governor has held yet another meeting with former Prime Minister’s allies from the greater Ukambani region days after meeting with Raila at his Home in Karen, Nairobi.
Through a statement that he had issued on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 the Makueni county boss hinted at working with Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga ahead of the 2022 presidential elections.
“Today, I held a consultative meeting with the lower Eastern @TheODMparty leadership on their invitation. We discussed various issues both local and national.We agreed to further the consultations in the spirit of developing a pathway towards the realization of reform politics,” Kibwana tweeted.
This comes after Kibwana met with Raila and immediate former Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Mukhisa Kituyi in February, 2021.
Kibwana and Kituyi had declared their interest in vying for the presidency come 2022 general election, however, Raila on his part has maintained that he would only discuss 2022 politics after the BBI process has been concluded.
Kibwana had joined Deputy President William Ruto in opposing the implementation of the constitutional change through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill.
The governor then changed his tune after meeting with Raila and expressed his support for BBI. The governor said he had listened to his people, who asserted that the report’s proposal to increase county allocation from 15% to 35% will benefit them.