Details have emerged of a secret meeting between ODM Party leader Raila Odinga and Jubilee party vice-chairman David Murathe hours after Murathe boldly stated that plans are underway to have Odinga succeed President Uhuru in 2022.
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe met over the weekend at the home of Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya.
The leaders had attended the initiation ceremony of Munya’s son Karauni Munya with Siaya Senator James Orengo also in attendance.
Former State House digital director Dennis Itumbi on Sunday, August 9, leaked a video in which Orengo was speaking at the event.
“We cannot forget that at the end of the day we are serving people, we want people to live decent lives and I am sure with the leadership of Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, Kenya will earn respect. We only have two years to have BBI passed, let us continue working together,” noted Orengo.
Raila was on Saturday, August 8, endorsed by Murathe for Presidency, a move which was later backed by Central organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli.
Murathe stirred a storm after asking Kenyans to prepare for Raila’s presidency in 2022, comparing his situation to former South African President Nelson Mandela.
“We think it’s time Kenyans rewarded the years of struggle of Raila Amollo Odinga. They owe it to him. It’s like Mandela, and 2022 will be a Mandela Moment.
“And we would also like to tell him (Raila) to be a transitional President who will then nurture the young generation to take over in 2027,” stated Murathe.