Vice President William Ruto secretly met ODM Party Deputy Leader and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya at the Olare Motorogi Conservancy on Thursday, April 8.
The DP was accompanied by former agriculture SC Mwangi Kiunjuri and his former sports counterpart Rashid Echesa.
Governor Oparanya hinted that the DP wanted them to form an alliance, predicting that the United Democratic Party (UDA) and ODM could work together in the future.
Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa (second from left), Governor of Kakamega Wycliffe Oparanya (second from right) and Governor of Kisii James Ongwae (right) during the swearing-in of Governor of Nyamira Amos Nyaribo on December 29, 2020.
“It was a chance meeting. Being a politician, the DP asked if we could work together and I told him that such a decision had to be taken by the party,” Oparanya said. Nation.
For his part, Echesa alleged that members of the UDA party were holding a meeting when they were joined by Oparanya.
Oparanya is one of the ODM party members who submitted a request for the Party’s presidential ticket for 2022. The other is his counterpart from Mombasa, Ali Hassan Joho.
Recently, the governor of Kakamega made remarks which appeared to contradict those of his party leader, Raila Odinga. He had wanted the BBI referendum to be postponed until next year so that available resources could be used to deal with Covid-19.
“If there is no money in the national treasury, there is no need to push to have the referendum this year. We should plan to hold the referendum next year when our economy has stabilized and that Covid-19 will be contained, ”he said.
The handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Odinga has been put to the test in recent days with the latter’s allies, suggesting that the offices of the BBI secretariat have been closed and that interior PS Karanja Kibicho has reportedly been put to the test. threatened the handshake unit.
However, an overnight meeting between the handshake duo confirmed that the referendum was still ongoing.
President Uhuru Kenyatta signing the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020 at KICC on November 25, 2020