Intrigues in surprise Uhuru-Raila Harambee House meeting

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa leader Raila Odinga at Harambee House on Friday morning. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Raila has been on a warpath with Western ambassadors after he accused them of siding with Jubilee.
  • National Assembly Minority Whip Junet Mohamed played the “postman” role in the talks.
  • Mudavadi says it is Mr Kenyatta who scored big by getting his rival to recognise his presidency.

Delicate secret talks involving at least three night meetings and numerous direct phone calls between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga began late last year before a final push led to the surprise deal on Friday that could re-engineer the political scene.

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