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Monday June 22, 2020 – Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is cobbling up a 2022 coalition arrangement with Jubilee Party’s wing led by Uhuru Kenyatta that will see him run for the Presidency.
According to sources, Raila has even settled on his running mate.
Sources close to the deal intimate that Raila will pick Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho as his running mate.
In the plan that will trigger political vibrations across the country, the Premier’s position and that of the two deputies will go to the Jubilee Party.
Insiders say that the plan has received the backing of President Uhuru, whose wing will present nominees for Premier and deputies in the next Government.
With Gideon Moi’s KANU, Wiper led by Kalonzo Musyoka and Chama Cha Mashinani of Isaac Ruto having signed a political deal with Jubilee’s Uhuru faction, they will benefit from Raila’s side in the power share.
Insiders intimate that Raila has assured his close allies that he will go for the presidency and this time, he is banking on the Deep State’s backing to claim victory.
The plan is meant to shield the coalition from a fallout by ensuring the President and his deputy speak in one voice, and the same case applies to the Premier and his Deputies.
Currently, the President and his deputy are at loggerheads, pulling from different political centres in Jubilee, a situation that has forced Uhuru to entice Raila, and other Opposition figures so as to cut Ruto to size.
The Kenyan DAILY POST