President Uhuru Kenyatta and his newfound ally Raila Odinga were at the Coast last week with reports indicating that the duo met to discuss matters of “national importance.”
Mr Odinga arrived in Mombasa on Thursday where he joined President Kenyatta, who was already in the Coast for a five-day stay.
The top leaders’ visit to the region which ended Saturday was shrouded in secrecy, with their handlers terming it “not official”.
President Uhuru Kenyatta held talks with Opposition leader Raila Odinga two days before he paid retired president Daniel Arap Moi a courtesy call at his Kabarak home, Nakuru County, on Saturday, July 28.
Details of the meeting remain inadequate with sources aware of the secret late night talks just implying the closed-door meeting went on for around fours hours
Unconfirmed rumors have indicated the Mombasa meeting, which was held at Vipingo Ridge in Kilifi County, most likely had something to do with a looming major Cabinet reshuffle.
Reports from the State House have however indicated that the president wanted to spend some time away from his office in Nairobi and therefore decided to jet to the coast on July 23 for a vacation.
The former prime minister, Raila, on the other hand traveled to the coast to open his new home in Nyali before he joined Uhuru at Vipingo Ridge.
President Kenyatta completed his five-day stay and headed to Nakuru where he paid a courtesy call to retired President Daniel Moi at his Kabarak home on his way to attend funeral of Lieutenant General Joseph Kasaon’s wife, Sarah Kasaon
Uhuru’s meeting with Moi comes barely two months after Deputy President William Ruto’s attempt to meet the former Head of State failed. The president’s private talks with Moi and Raila are likely to trigger fresh political jitters within the ruling Jubilee party and especially on Deputy President William Ruto’s camp which may feel sidelined.