President Uhuru Kenyatta is said to be doing all he can to meet the opposition leader Raila Odinga after his allies met with the deputy president Willliam Samoei Ruto.
According to the Nation Newspaper, President Uhuru Kenyatta was last evening alleged to be angling to meet the Orange Democratic Movement(ODM) leader two days after it emerged that Raila could be forging a working alliance with the second in command.
The Newspaper further added that the recent meetings bringing together ODM deputy leader and Kakamega governor Wickliffe Ombetsa Oparanya with Raila Odinga after the former met William Ruto could mean more than it just meets the eye.
Just recently, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya came out to reveal the details of his meeting with the Deputy President William Ruto, drawing speculations of looming political alliances.
To some, it was not clear if Oparanya was planning to ditch ODM or he was playing a major role in the party’s possible alliance with Ruto.
According to the Star, Oparanya was reluctant to discuss the details of the meeting, insisting that his session with Ruto was “coincidental” and not pre-arranged.
The former influential Council of Governors chairman maintained that he was not planning to bolt out of the ODM party even as he downplayed photos of the alleged meeting as “too old”
“Those are very old photos of about three weeks ago and have nothing to do with any talks. When people meet in a hotel it doesn’t translate into building an alliance,” Oparanya told The Star on the Phone.
“I am in ODM to stay unless Baba (Raila Odinga) moves out.”
There have been reports that the emergence of the One Kenya alliance amid claims its has the backing of influential power brokers, coupled with allegations of Raila’s betrayal, could have triggered realignments in the political arena.