Leaders of the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) coalition are willing to give President Uhuru Kenyatta’s proposal regarding the 2022 race consideration, it now emerges.
Uhuru has been pressuring the four OKA chiefs to unite and rally behind ODM leader Raila Odinga’s candidature, terming him the most likely to secure the seat.
And while three of the leaders and their allies have been appearing uniterested, fresh details show that they are ready to look into it, one of the reasons behind their Naivasha retreat.
The Nation has established that they will be considering how to heed to Uhuru’s advise and discussing the tough conditions to be given to him if they are to support Raila.
It is possible that the president is aware that the leaders have softened their hearts, hence the presence of Kieni MP Kanini Kega, a close ally of his, at the meeting.
“I’m here as a friend of OKA but also as a leader from Mt Kenya,” he told the press at the Great Rift Valley Lodge in Naivasha.
ANC boss Musalia Mudavadi said that the meeting will not only be used to discuss the alliance’s ambitions to form the next government but to look at other issues too.
“The journey has just started not only for the coalition, but constituent parties…Parties need to have elected governors, senators, MPs and MCAs. The meeting is a holistic approach,” he said.
Himself, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula of Ford Kenya are said to be the one who it has been almost impossible to convince to support Raila.
KANU leader Gideon Moi, on the other hand, is reported to have no problem with the former Premier and ready to work with him.
Uhuru is said to have shown the group a survey report showing that they will lose to Deputy President William Ruto is the stick to their plan when he hosted them last Tuesday