Inside secret meeting between Uhuru and DP Ruto’s camps over the weekend

Details have emerged of a secret meeting between Deputy William Ruto’s Tanga Tanga team and president Uhuru Kenyatta’s team over the weekend on December 6th.

The details of the Sunday closed-door meeting were disclosed by the Senate majority whip and Muranga Senator Irungu Kang’ata a close confidant of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

In his revelation, the soft-spoken senator divulged that ODM leader Raila Odinga was privy to the meeting which was centered around finding a concession for the Building Bridges Initiative report, having been informed through Siaya Senator James Orengo.

“I informed Odinga through Minority Leader James Orengo and they are fine with the talks,” Kang’ata stated.

Reports indicate that DP Ruto’s team promised to collect more signatures for the process should a number of proposals fronted by them be integrated in the amendment.  

Among proposals fronted by the DP’s brigade includes; a multiple-choice referendum, the number of MPs to be reduced to around 500, and also the 47 woman representatives to sit in the National assembly, and 47 in the senate.

They further sought amendments on laws governing the equalization funds to enables the Counties to control their funds, as opposed to how it’s controlled by the National government currently.

“We have no issue with this proposal, as long as the one-man, one-shilling principle stands,” Kang’ata stated. 

President Kenyatta’s team was to make decisions by Friday, December 11, after close deliberation with Raila Odinga’s team and the Kieleweke brigade.

This comes after Odinga had declared the signature collection process a closure, with over 5 Million signatures already collected and forwarded to the IEBC for verification.

Odinga had on yesterday described the DP’s demands as unrealistic, adding that Dr. was just out to frustrate a process that had already kick-started.

“He should just come out and say he is opposing the document,” Raila stated. 

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