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Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga, rumoured to work on alliance

President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga are rumoured to be working on a line-up that could see their parties, JUBILEE and ODM respectively, produce a single candidate in the 2022 elections in Kenya.

The plan is said to involve independence party KANU, whose leader is Gideon Moi set to get one of the top three positions of the new alliance, according to an ODM party insider.

He said the three parties are yet to agree on how to share president, deputy president and Prime Minister Posts, with Mr Kenyatta set to name his heir should he choose to retire from active politics.

The development comes a day after it emerged that the two leaders are working on a plan to form a government of national unity after the current coronavirus crisis in Kenya.

Mr Odinga has stated that the party’s focus after the coronavirus pandemic will be a referendum to bring changes in the country through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

Despite the efforts to come to an agreement there are those that doubt the union will take lave and instead there will again be a battle for power.

Kenya National assembly Majority leader Aden Duale has warned ODM party leader Raila that great shock might be coming his way. While offering pinion on the race to the polls Duale stated that again the opposition leader would be left bereft of a seat in leadership.

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“Mark my words, Jubilee will be one, Uhuru Kenyatta will back William Ruto. All these stories, my friend, for you to go to a merger, you must call a National Delegates Conference (NDC) after National Executive Council (NEC) and National Governing Council (NGC) which is yet to happen,” he said.

He suspects that a secret card could be dealt that will result in betrayal of the ever hopeful opposition leader. Further, he dismissed talk of formation of a Government of National Unity (GNU) post coronavirus saying it is unconstitutional.

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