Good morning fellow Kenyans,
There is no doubt serious cracks are emerging on President Uhuru Kenyatta and his handshake partner Raila Odinga alliance, especially the last few days.
These speculations were fueled further by reports that a meeting to mark three years of the handshake failed to materialise on Monday after the ODM chief was reportedly held up for the better part of the day at his Capitol Hill office.
Well, we may be reading too much into it too soon but, you know what they say, where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
Moreover, former Senate Majority Whip and Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata over the weekend said that the political romance between Uhuru and Raila is ‘officially over’.
Almost simultaneously, hints of a possible pre-election alliance between Raila and his political nemesis Deputy President William Ruto have been growing in the last few days with the former PM’s brother Dr. Oburu Odinga saying nothing could stop the two working together if circumstances necessitated.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria also issued a bold prediction of an alliance between the two political foes claiming that Raila would use the unlikely pact as his last-ditch effort to ensure that he’s still in government.
However, Siaya Senator ruled out the possibilities of the two friends-turned-foes working together in the near future since it would only derail ODM’S aspirations.
Therefore, today we ask you, do you think the Uhuru-Raila alliance is doomed, and do you believe the former PM could team up with Ruto for a super 2022 coalition?
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Kibaki Admitted to Nairobi Hospital
Former President Mwai Kibaki is among VIPs admitted to Nairobi Hospital, the Star has established.
Doctors who spoke in confidence said the ex-President was taken ill on Sunday evening over what was described as “low blood pressure”.
“He has been undergoing treatment for the last two days. He is being managed by his doctors,” one of the sources said.
Hospital Blocks Visitors as Raila “Rests”
Nairobi Hospital security team blocked all visitors who wanted to see ODM leader Raila Odinga.
His doctors led by his personal physician, Dr David Olunya, said the former Prime Minister had been advised to take a rest after he felt fatigued.
Former Somalia President Dies in Nairobi
Former Somalia president Ali Mahdi Muhammad is dead.
Mahdi who served as president of Somalia from January 26, 1991, to January 3, 1997, lost his life aged 82 after reportedly contracting the deadly COVID-19 disease.
His death was confirmed by ex-Somalia president Sharif Sheikh Ahmed in a tweet on Thursday, March 10, evening.