{PHOTOS} Mama Ngina Kenyatta meets ex-president Moi in Kabarak

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Retired Daniel Arap Moi with Mama Ngina Kenyatta in Kabarak, Nakuru on Saturday./COURTESY

Former first lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta on Saturday paid a courtesy call to retired president Daniel Arap Moi in Kabarak, Nakuru county.

With the details of the meeting scanty, it is believed that the two may have talked about the political future of the country ahead of August 8, elections.

The retired President said he was happy to meet with Mama Ngina Kenyatta,adding that the friendship between the two families is growing stronger.

The Kenyatta family is in government while the son of the retired president is in the opposition.

Gideon Moi who is the Kanu chairman said he would decide whether to back a presidential candidate from another party or go it alone in the polls.

Kanu was looking to join opposition parties in the run up to the August polls.

Recently, secretary general Nick Salat declared that Kanu will work with the National Super Alliance.

During the alliance’s inauguration on January 12, Salat said Kanu was firmly in Nasa.

But the remarks split top leadership in the party who said Salat’s statement was personal rather than representative of Kanu.

 

Last year, President Uhuru Kenyatta personally telephoned the Kanu leader and urged him not to join the National Super Alliance.

This is the latest and strongest signal Uhuru and the Jubilee Party are uneasy with the resurgent alliance coalescing around Amani leader Musalia Mudavadi and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

Details of Moi’s response were not disclosed. But Uhuru’s appeal is said to have informed Gideon’s decision to back away from his offer to enter into a deal with Mudavadi, who is spearheading formation of NASA, the National Super Alliance.

Both retired President Daniel Moi, Uhuru’s political godfather, and the Kenyatta family enjoy longstanding political ties and family friendship.

The team crafting the Super Alliance has proposed two Deputy Presidents in a new government — one of them Kanu chairman Moi.

-the-star.co.ke

 

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