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Raila Again Surprises NASA Principals, Attends Athi River Summit In Person


Raila Odinga has arrived in Athi River for a meeting with his Nasa co-principals following his unity deal with the President.

Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya) said they were not aware that Raila would meet President Uhuru Kenyatta and reach an agreement as was the case on March 9.

Raila reached Stoni Resort after the meeting had started.

Among those present are former Senators Boni Khalwale (Kakamega) and Johnson Muthama (Machakos) and Kimilili MP Chris Wamalwa.

There had been speculation that Rthe ODM party leader would not attend the meeting as he earlier sent Siaya Senator James Orengo, a lawyer who represents Nasa in legal matters.

But Raila’s spokesman Dennis Onyango had said he would likely attend the forum.

Kalonzo, Mudavadi and Wetang’ula called the meeting to discuss Raila’s deal with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

After their talks at Harambee House, Raila and Uhuru agreed to unite for peace and healing after last years’ bruising political battle.

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