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Kalonzo confirms meeting Raila in Mombasa amid coalition talks

Sunday, February 20th, 2022 17:37 | By
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Raila Odinga (left) and Kalonzo Musyoka (right). Kalonzo has been PHOTO/Courtesy

Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has confirmed that he held a breakfast meeting with ODM leader Raila Odinga in Mombasa on Sunday.

The meeting comes days after Kalonzo admitted that there are coalition talks between One Kenya Alliance (OKA) and Raila-led Azimio la Umoja movement.

Though details of the meeting between the two leaders that occurred at Tamarind Hotel remain scanty, Kalonzo said that they only discussed the availability of the Tononoka Grounds where Azimio la Umoja is holding its rally today.

“We had earlier planned to hold our rally at Tononoka grounds but our colleagues of Azimio booked the venue earlier. We met with Mr Odinga this morning and I wished them well in their rally this afternoon as we hold ours in Kisauni,” Kalonzo said.

A report by a local daily said that the Wiper leader was accompanied by several leaders from his party including Embakasi South MP Musili Mawathe, Kisauni MP Ali Mbogo, and Senator Agnes Kavindu among others.

After the meeting, the two political sides separated as they headed to their various rallies in the coastal county.

Kalonzo has always remained open to joining a political alliance with any party ahead of the August general elections.

In a recent interview, the former vice president said that he is ready to join a political side that is ready to fight corruption and improve the livelihoods of Kenyans.

"I want to tell other coalitions to come with their manifestos so that we can scrutinize them before having any agreement. What I am insisting on is that this time around, OKA will not go out to seek coalitions, we will want for them to come to us," Kalonzo said.

Reports say that the two alliances - OKA and Azimio - are planning to hold campaigns in the same regions as the coalitions talks between them continue.

On Sunday, the two alliances held rallies in Mombasa just five kilometres apart and they will do the same in Kwale County on Monday before taking their vote hunt to Taita-Taveta County.

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