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Inside Details of the Uhuru, Raila Merger Ahead of 2022 That is Giving Tanga Tanga Sleepless Nights

ODM is not sitting pretty. The Orange flavored party has revealed that behind the scenes mechanism are already set in motion for working with president.

The Party is scheming yet again to capture the most coveted seat and they believe President Uhuru Kenyatta could play a key role in a coalition with the Orange party.

This was revealed by Senate Minority Leader James Orengo who confirmed that the party would field a presidential candidate. He was however non committal on whether ODM leader Raila Odinga would be the flag-bearer.

Orengo talked of a possible political power play that could see Raila and Uhuru in the same camp.

“ODM is going for political power, and when we are holding these meetings our eyes are set on 2022. The consternation for power is going to come from a formation with ODM in it and formation of Jubilee where Uhuru Kenyatta is playing a role,” he added.

The distinguished counsel who is also a lawmaker from Siaya however averred that the party leader did not want to mix campaigns for presidency with the handshake and his role at the African Union.

“We are very well organized about 2022. ODM as a party will be on the ballot box in one shape or another, I can tell you that. But what I can tell you for purposes of Raila is that he is involved in an exercise that if mixed up with 2022 may work against his politics,” Orengo said. “If Raila was to put his campaign out there and at the same time be involved as an envoy and handshake, all that will not be good for his politics. He is very focused.”

This perhaps lays credence on DP William  Ruto’s allies who have often claimed the handshake was a scheme to block Ruto from succeeding Uhuru who is serving his second and final term.

They have also claimed that the president was not keen on retiring thus had struck a deal with Raila to amend that Constitution to create positions in the executive to accommodate the two of them.

However this, Orengo dismissed.

“We are not in Jubilee and we have to be cautious about discussing their issues. Right now, we are being blamed for rocking Jubilee. We don’t want to get into their issues. Let them have their space,” the legislator said.

Orengo also said that he was convinced Uhuru was committed in the war and senior state officers would soon face corruption charges.

“I spent four hours with Uhuru – me and him alone – and I was convinced that he means what he says about the fight against corruption. If there is anything that motivated us to join the handshake is the commitment to fight corruption. Both the DCI and DPP have a lot of energy and they need support and qualified investigators,” Orengo said.

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