Raila arrives for Nasa meeting on deal with Uhuru

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On Friday, NASA leader Raila Odinga surprised many people after agreeing to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta.

While announcing the formation of the People's Assemblies late past year, Odinga said the formation will be a broad based forum consisting of elected leaders and the leadership of other sectors of society in particular workers, civil society, religious leaders, women, youth and economic interest groups.

Speaking at Njoro Anglican Inland Church in Nakuru County, Ruto said the meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr. Odinga last Friday should not be criticized, saying it was for the common good of the country.

The opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition said it welcomed the new spirit of cooperation - though it warned that the suspension could be lifted if the government did not address divisive issues including land.

The People's Assembly steering committee chairman and NASA strategist David Ndii, said the decision was made to provide room to unify and get the country on the right course.

The People's Assembly was announced in the wake of presidential election in August, and a repeat vote in October, both won by Kenyatta and both dismissed by the opposition as fraudulent.

Tough talking ODM MCAs led by Nairobi County Assembly Minority Leader Elias Otieno said their party's constitution allows their party leader to enter into agreement with any party or individual and does not have to consult anyone before entering any pact.

The Jubilee leaders were also quick to allay fears that the new alliance between Kenyatta and Odinga presented a new political matrix in the 2022 elections.