New details have emerged on why the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga was not present at the 18th National Prayer Breakfast held at Parliament buiding that was graced by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.
The Opposition Chief’s conspicuous absence raised eyebrows with many wondering where he was as he has been a consistently attending the public events over the years, using the forum to preach peace and unity in the country.
It has since emerged that the former prime minister spent a better part of his day with 2022 presidential candidate Mukhisa Kituyi where he shared his pictures with Mukhisa and his wife.
“Spent part of the day catching up with Dr Mukhisa Kituyi and his wife at their residence. We compared notes and exchanged views on several topical issues. Good seeing this family.” Raila stated in his post.
His post raised eyebrows with many speculating that a super-alliance is in the imminent to take down the second in command in the race to the country’s top seat.
Quite a number of people opined that a political game-changer could be in the course following opposition chief’s frequent meetings with Mukhisa Kituyi.
Kituyi reportedly met Raila in the company of Professor Kivutha Kibwana and Siaya Senator James Orengo after getting back into the country.
Kituyi set the record straight stating that he is the one who invited the leaders, who are his friends from the second liberation struggle for lunch amid speculations on what could be cooking.
“I called that meeting. I was the convener of the lunch at the Radisson Arboretum… I invited all friends from our struggle for the nation’s second liberation in the 1990s to lunch…There was no talk of an alliance”
“There’s a lot of things you can talk about in Kenyan politics without talking alliance but It doesn’t exclude the possibility that at the appropriate time, some of us will want to start talking alliance issues,” Mukhisa clarified.