Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga and retired President Mwai Kibaki on Friday, April 20 met at Kibaiki’s home in Muthaiga. This meeting came a couple of weeks after the Raila’s handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta and days after the opposition leader met with former President Daniel Wrap Moi at Kabarak.
An aide to close to Raila Odinga confirmed that Former the Prime Minister and former President discussed State of the Kenyan Nation during their meeting at Muthaiga.
“Former President Mwai Kibaki and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga reviewed an array of issues ranging from the state of the nation, national unity and recent political developments in the country.” a source at the meeting told thecountylens.com
Mr. Kibaki also endorsed the decision by Mr. Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta to close ranks for the sake of the nation.
The former President and former Prime Minister in the grand coalition government expressed willingness to continue shaping the future of the country using their vast experiences in politics and public service.
Mr. Odinga briefed Kibaki on thw “handshake”, describing it as “a product of heart-to-heart and brotherly discussion.”
Mr. Odinga said: “When the country is pulling in different directions, we waste a lot of energy and achieve very little. So we asked ourselves with the president that we should try doing things differently.”
Mr. Kibaki expressed happiness with the direction the country is taking after the agreement between Mr. Odinga and President Kenyatta, describing it as the way to go. He said: “We should be able to do more. We are one people. We know the problems and we have to deal with those problems,”
The meeting was also attended by Nairobi Governor Mike sonko and his counterpart from kisumu Anyang Nyongo and Nderitu Muriithi of Laikipia, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, PS Public Service and Youth; Mrs. Lillian Mbogo-Omollo and kibaki’s son Jimmy.