Sunday May 24, 2020 – ANC leader, Musalia Mudavadi, met with Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago on Saturday sparking off speculation about the purpose of the meeting in Nairobi.  

It was not clear what the two leaders discussed.  

During the 2017 General Elections, Mudavadi and ODM leader, Raila Odinga, endorsed Mandago’s re-election, going ahead to beat billionaire businessman Bundotich Buzeki in a close and titanic race for Uasin Gishu.

But the Governor has lately become a close ally of DP William Ruto.

Sources said that the two discussed national politics, the fight against Covid19, devolution and economic matters.

When reached for comment, however, their communication teams declined to say anything about the matter.

Mandago has been extensively quoted urging Kenyans and leaders not to have hard-line positions in politics.

“Don’t harbour deep political feelings in your heart because it will kill you.”

“Politics should be in your lungs so that when you breathe it goes out without any difficulty,” Mandago said.

He said that he is among those who fought hard against Raila in the last polls but was surprised that the opposition chief was a frequent visitor to State House.

“That is when I decided not to harbour strong political feelings and always remain free in politics so that when things change I don’t get shocked,” he said.

The governor had earlier in the week met DP Ruto and accompanied him to console the family of former MP Peter Kiilu.

The meeting with Mudavadi has sparked speculation of a possible political deal between Ruto’s camp and Mudavadi as part of realignments ahead of 2022 when Uhuru retires as President.


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