President Uhuru Kenyatta has today met Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga and One Kenya Alliance (OKA) principals at State House-Mombasa.
Political party leaders who were present were Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya), and Gideon Moi (KANU).
Also present was Kakamega Governor and ODM Deputy Party Leader Wycliffe Oparanya.
“The consultative meeting with a cross-section of political party leaders was held to discuss several subjects touching on the State of the Kenyan Nation,” State House spokesperson Kanze Dena stated.
Among the subjects discussed by the leaders were, Covid-19’s impact on the country and how to revamp the economy; and the importance of maintaining peace, unity and national cohesion.
This comes a day after Kalonzo launched his 2022 presidential bid by unveiling a campaign platform based on five economic pillars.
Speaking during the launch of his presidential secretariat, the SKM Command Centre in Karen, Nairobi, Musyoka said his bid will be grounded on economic recovery and development, the “green goal” (agriculture), zero tolerance to corruption, sustainable debt management and youth and women empowerment.
“The pillars will form the basis of my manifesto that will be developed by the SKM Command Centre that we launch today and which will be unveiled to the country for interrogation in the coming months,” he said.
He said his administration will accelerate investments in agriculture by streamlining taxation and providing subsidies and markets to farmers.
“We will also wage a relentless war on corruption in the public sector and revitalise infrastructure development,” said the Wiper party leader.
In June, Kenyatta declared that he will pick his 2022 successor from among the disbanded Nasa principals if they unite and agree on a single candidate.
However, Raila and OKA principals have all expressed interest in succeeding the President.
Kenyatta is challenging the Nasa principals to unite so as to form a united line-up that would face off against Deputy President William Ruto in the 2022 presidential election.