Leaked: Why Uhuru-Raila Lands In ODM Stronghold As DP Ruto Depart Coast Amidst Coalition Talks

Jubilee party leader President Uhuru Kenyatta has reportedly landed in the Coast region for a three-day tour to commission his legacy projects and hold meetings with local leaders.

The head of state visit to the region has stirred political interest given heightened campaigns in the region led by Deputy President William Ruto and Orange Democratic Movement leader and former Prime Minister Hon. Raila Odinga.

The President arrived in Mombasa Tuesday, July 21, 2021, following DP William Ruto’s departure from the coast, DP had camped there since Thursday and held meetings in Mombasa, Kilifi, and Kwale counties. Raila Odinga however landed there on Saturday and has addressed meetings in Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Tana River, and Lamu.

The President is on Wednesday, July 22, 2021, expected to preside over a military function at Magogoni in Lamu County. He will also meet local leaders before heading to Kilifi County to commission several government projects.

He will also meet leaders from the six counties in Mombasa for a briefing on the progress of his legacy projects in the region. It was not immediately clear whether the President will team up with Mr. Odinga.

Last month, President Kenyatta had instructed those implementing his landmark Coast projects to ensure they are on schedule for completion before he leaves office in August next year.

This comes as section of the Uhuru’s jubilee party including party’s secretary-general Rafael Tuju and David Murathe backed by President Uhuru’s brother, Muhoho Kenyatta, and section of the ODM party including John Mbadi and Junet Mohammed now focusing on a possibility of Jubilee-ODM coalition ahead of the 2022 general elections.

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