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Exposed: Why DP Ruto is unhappy with Raila-Moi meeting

J. M. Omondi
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Raila Odinga with Daniel Moi. DP Ruto is said to be unhappy with their meeting. [Photo/Nyamai]

While meeting retired President Daniel Moi was not a unique event, Raila Odinga may have yet again ignited a tough political battle that could as well shape 2022 politics.

At the Thursday's rare visit, Moi is heard on the short video released by his communication team lauding the veteran politician for agreeing to work with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

"They don't know what unity means. By you deciding to solve issues with Uhuru, it is something that we should support," Moi is heard saying.

Although Raila's team has remained mum about the meeting despite irked political temperatures, the presence of Gideon Moi and Tiaty MP William Kamket may be the reason behind the current impasse.

In an interview, Kamket, the author of controversial amendment Bill, whose intention is to introduce a number of posts among them powerful PM, insisted that their are plans to have Raila support Gideo Moi.

"I can assure you that there are plans to have Raila support Gideon in 2022 presidential race," he said.

But at a meeting in Eldoret on Sunday, Ruto seemed to be agitated by alleged secret plans to amend the constitution to pave way for powerful Prime Minister post.

Veteran Borabu politician and a close associate of Ruto, Patrick Osero, reveals that the DP is uncomfortable to have the constitution changed to pave way for parliamentary system.

"It is simple logic that there are plans to push for that Bill (Kamket) to introduce parliamentary system. Obviously he cannot be happy with such a move after supporting Uhuru for all that long," he says.

While it is not clear whether or not Uhuru is supporting the changes, which will also see a weak president elected by parliament, Ruto warned on Sunday that if his handshake was about creating positions, he will oppose such attempts.

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