Kenyan opposition chief expected home
Kenyan opposition chief Raila Odinga was expected back home Monday, after a 10-day absence from the political scene.
Mr Odinga had travelled to South Africa and later to the US on other engagements.
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader comes back at a time when the National Super Alliance (Nasa), in which he is one of the four principals, was fighting hard to assure its supporters that they were united.
On Sunday, his colleagues Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper Democratic Movement, Musalia Mudavadi of Amani National Congress and Moses Wetang’ula of Ford-Kenya led thousands of supporters in Kitengela, Kajiado County, south of Nairobi, in declaring that the alliance would hold firm in its race to kick out President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August 8 General Election.
The Nasa quartet has planned a meeting Tuesday morning, one they said was a routine engagement.
“There are no crisis talks. Any talks between the leaders will be the routine consultations that should be expected. It would be a crisis if the leaders do not meet,” said Mr Odinga’s spokesman Dennis Onyango in a statement.