Raila meets Ruto in referendum talks
15 May 2015, 13:24
Nairobi - CORD leader Raila Odinga met Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto as they sought to merge the Okoa Kenya Referendum with its Pesa Mashinani counterpart.
The two leaders as well as other key CORD luminaries met at the Silver Springs Hotel in Hurlingham Thursday evening for the meet.
The two are looking to both push ahead with their referendum campaigns they have started and it was not yet clear what they agreed on in fact if anything.
According to aides of Siaya Senator James Orengo who was also at the meeting, it was cordial and there was alot achieved.
" There was alot achieved in the meeting. The talk was referendum, that is all I can say, the aide that did not wish to be named told News24.
Raila's Okoa Kenya has already reached the latter stages of its campaigns while the Pesa Mashinani one has stalled since the beginning of the year.
Observers say that the meeting too could be a way for Ruto to hit back at the Jubilee Alliance Party JAP leadership which has been at loggerheads with Ruto.
" Ruto and the JAP leadership has been at loggerheads. This would be the perfect way to take revenge," Michael Njenga, a political analyst feels.
" They will have known about the meeting and will not be comfortable. That is the point Ruto is trying to make, he feels.
Ruto has had a longstanding battle with Deputy President William Ruto in the last two years.
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