Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi has said the recent meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leaders had nothing to do with politics.
According to Mudavadi, the meeting was all about uniting Kenyans and how different leaders can work together as a way of ensuring peace and stability in the country.
“Yale tulizungumzia jana haikua fitina, hayakuwa mambo ya fitina. Tulizungumzia kwamba lengo letu liwe umoja wa taifa. Unity of Purpose for people of Kenya. This was a discussion on the State of the Nation na tukamaliza na hayo… We said we will continue to talk, but the same time we must prepare for elections,” he said.
According to a statement issued by State House, the Tuesday meeting between President Kenyatta, ODM leader Raila Odinga and One Kenya Alliance (OKA) leaders; Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula, and KANU chairman Gideon Moi addressed several issues affecting the country.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Political party leaders Raila Odinga,Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula, and Gideon Moi. [Photo: Courtesy]
"His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held a consultative meeting with a cross-section of political party leaders to discuss several subjects touching on the State of the Kenyan Nation.
"Among the subjects discussed by the leaders were, Covid-19's impact on the country and how to revamp the economy; and the importance of maintaining peace, unity and national cohesion," the statement read in part.
President Kenyatta has been pushing the Opposition to unite ahead of the 2022 General election.
Reports indicate that the Head of State has been concerned by the disunity exhibited by the Opposition politicians, which was part of the agenda during the State House meeting in Mombasa.
Reacting to the meeting, allies of Deputy President William Ruto claimed it was meant to develop strategies to counter the DP’s presidential bid.