It’s emerging that former President Uhuru Kenyatta is among the Azimio La Umoja bigwigs doing their best to ensure that the opposition coalition remains afloat.
This comes amid infighting within the alliance, with members of his (Uhuru) Jubilee Party threatening to leave over alleged mistreatment by the ODM wing.
The Star reports that the leader has done his part in trying to prevent the fallout and held talks with the other top Azimio honchos; ODM leader Raila Odinga and Wiper chief Kalonzo Musyoka on the same.
It’s thanks to these talks, and a meeting between Raila, Kalonzo and Senate leadership on Monday, that order seems to be returning in the team which thinly lost to Kenya Kwanza in the August general election.
Senate Minority Leader Steward Madzayo on Monday confirmed the said talks, adding that the differences in Azimio have now been ironed out.
“We have had discussions and consultation with our principals and we want to make it clear to Kenyans and the public at large that as Azimio in the Senate, we are one and working as a team,” the leader, who is also the Kilifi Senator, said in a presser in parliament.
Jubilee was among the parties unhappy in Azimio, and last week threatened to ditch the coalition on allegations of being denied it’s seat in the Parliamentary Service Commission.
Also unhappy in Azimio is the KANU party, which is also complaining of being denied a slot in the EALA nominations, which it was apparently to give to its Secretary General Nick Salat.