– NASA leader Raila Odinga was on Monday hard-pressed to explain to his co-principals why he decided to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta without their knowledge
– Odinga is said to have apologised to Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula for the misunderstanding but defended his decision to meet Uhuru
– He reportedly said joining hands with the Jubilee government was for the best given the prevailing circumstances
– Odinga, sources revealed, also hinted that he will not vie for the top seat again as had been indicated by members of his Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party
– The four NASA co-principals met in Athi River for a crisis meeting amid rising tension and growing rifts within the coalition
It has emerged that National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga, not only explained to his co-principals what he discussed with President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday, March 9, but also apologised for failing to inform them about the Harambee House meeting.
TUKO.co.ke has reliably learned that Odinga told Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) and Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya) that his decision to meet Uhuru was the best move given the prevailing political climate in the country.
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Odinga, according to sources privy to what was discussed during the closed-door meeting, also hinted to his co-principals that he will not vie for the presidency in 2022, a position that appears to contradict that taken earlier by some of his Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party members.
As was previously reported by TUKO.co.ke, ODM MPs wanted the 73-year-old former prime minister to face off with Deputy President William Ruto in 2022 after his co-principals snubbed 'swearing-in' on January 30, 2018.
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There has been growing mistrust between Odinga and his three co-principals since the controversial Uhuru Park inauguration event.
All the four NASA co-principals converged at Stoni Athi Resort in Athi River for a crisis meeting amid the rising tension and widening rifts between the coalition's affiliate parties.
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Odinga's ODM party accused Musyoka, Mudavadi and Wetangula of betrayal.
In response, Mudavadi's Amani National Congress party and Musyoka's Wiper party claimed it was Odinga who betrayed them, and not the vice versa, on the oath-taking day.
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Far from the NASA politics, TUKO.co.ke also understands that both Odinga and Uhuru were under immense and sustained pressure from foreign envoys to end the political deadlock.
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