Former UNCTAD Secretary General and presidential hopeful, Mukhisa Kituyi has opened up, revealing details of his meeting with Orange Democratic Party leader Raila Odinga amid reports of a mega alliance in the offinbg to ground DP Ruto.
Among those who attended the meeting with Odinga and Kituyi are James Orengo and Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana, soon after he landed in the country.
Kituyi confirmed that he invited the leaders to the event as they are his personal friends fro way before and have a lot more in common.
He downplayed reports of any mega alliance in 2022, stating that there were no talks of an alliance at the lunch meeting but confirmed that at the right time, he will team up with like minded persons.
“I called that meeting. I was the convener of the lunch at the Radisson Arboretum… I invited all friends from our struggle for the nation’s second liberation in 1990s to lunch…There was no talk of an alliance”
“There’s a lot of things you can talk about in Kenyan politics without talking alliance but It doesn’t exclude the possibility that at appropriate time, some of us will want to start talking alliance issues,” he Mukhisa in an interview with Citizen TV.
“If a section of YK-92 can talk about an alliance for change why can’t people who were never in YK also start talking about an alliance at the appropriate time, but it was not an agenda at that time.
“I’m ready to meet everybody. On the issues of building a shared front because of policy content I’ll be very selective but I’ll continue exploring possibilities with like minded persons, with a shared history and perception and with engagement of younger politicians who have to inherit the momentum of national renewal,” said Mukhisa Kituyi.