Machakos County Governor Hon Dr Alfred Mutua was on Wednesday spotted having talks with the former prime Minister Raila Odinga in Nairobi.
Mutua’a convoy sneaked in Raila’s private offices in Capital Hill in the morning hours after which the two politicians held a closed-door meeting which lasted for about two hours.
The Machakos County boss addressed the press after the meeting revealing that his discussion with the opposition leader was based on important national issues which include the 2022 general election and the succession of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“I asked for his advice and shared with him my serious plans to run for the presidency in 2022. We agreed political generational change is critical in any society and I told him I was capable of running the affairs of the country,” he said.
Mutua further revealed that he and Raila had agreed on the proposal to have an expanded executive with a directly elected presidency, a Prime Minister and a deputy Prime Minister in the referendum.
“We agreed to consult occasionally on this matter even as he advised on strategies to popularise my bid nationally. Ideally, we agreed that ‘winner takes it all’ electoral system was responsible for the many problems facing the country and must therefore be changed” Mutua added.
The two also undertook to continue championing for an enabling environment for economic growth.
“Nothing stops Kenya from being at the same level economically with South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and other East Asian tiger economies except greed and selfishness by her leaders. We have therefore agreed to support President Uhuru Kenyatta’s development agenda even as we set a firm foundation for amazing transformation in the near future,” he said.
The opposition leader Raila Odinga was not available to address the press after the meeting.
Mutua also praised Raila for his ‘handshake’ with President Kenyatta,stating the move had promoted cohesion where all Kenyans can realize their full potential and dreams.