On Saturday, former first lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta met with former president Daniel Moi at his home in Kabarak, Nakuru County.
While the meeting was billed as a casual courtesy call, details are merging that the two might have actually met to discuss how their sons, President Uhuru and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi can work more closely.
Apparently, Newsday Kenya has come to understand that following the meeting, KANU is scheduled to honour a 2013 memorandum of understanding signed with president Uhuru.
According to this pact, KANU will put its force behind the ruling Jubilee party in the upcoming general elections. in return, Jubilee will not field candidates in Gideon Moi’s Baringo County.
Additionally, KANU will be free to field candidates in all elective posts across the country apart from the presidential seat.
If KANU goes ahead to honour this pact, Jubilee will be spared the possibility of one of its strongest backyards, Rift Valley, suffering a split vote.
The meeting between Mama Ngina and Mzee Moi comes shortly after controversial KANU secretary general Nick Salat made an appearance at the opposition’s NASA meeting which was held at the Bomas of Kenya.
Mr. Salat appeared to endorse the opposition bid to have a unifying candidate who will face Uhuru in August, a move that has since split the KANU party.
The Saturday meeting also comes at a time when Deputy President William Ruto and Gideon are fighting for control of the Rift Valley vote bloc.
“The DP is an individual and I’m focussed on building a united and a prosperous nation. Kanu is working to serve the interests of Kenyans, not individuals. We will announce our way forward in two weeks,” Gideon said after his party met last week.