Raila, Kalonzo calls meeting to take stock

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Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka have scheduled a meeting with Cord Senators and MPs next week to discuss the election aftermath.

Mr Odinga and Mr Musyoka met a number of Senators and MPs at the PM’s Harambee Avenue office and promised to take stock of the political situation.

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Those who attended said Mr Odinga did not hint at quitting, leaving a lot of speculation on what his message would be.

Mr Musyoka, who is vacating his office for new Deputy President-elect William Ruto, also did not give a hint on his future.

Mr Odinga yesterday spent time at his Karen home meeting close private and political friends.

“There is no reason really for the two to quit politics. Nothing in the Constitution compels them to do so. We hope they will come up with the way forward when we meet,” Suba MP John Mbadi said.

Suna East MP Junet Mohammed, who spent some time with Mr Odinga on Saturday after having lunch with him at the Serena Hotel and later accompanied him to the meeting with the MPs, on Monday told the Nation Mr Odinga was not quitting just yet.

“I spent time with him on Saturday. In fact, he was very upbeat. At the time, he was expecting a favourable judgment. That did not come but throughout his speeches, he has not hinted at quitting politics and I don’t think he will do so,” he said.

Mr Mohamed, however, said that the shape of Mr Odinga’s future politics would be clearer after a retreat of MPs and Senators after the swearing-in of Mr Kenyatta next week.

“At the retreat, we expect to talk about the coalition’s future, parliamentary and senate committees and many more other issues,” the MP said.

Source:nation.co.ke

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