Also present in the meeting was Siaya Senator James Orengo, COTU Secretary-General Francis Atwoli, Jubilee Vice-Chairman David Murathe and Igembe North MP Maoka Maore.
The meeting sparked debate on social media with many describing the team as the 2022 dream government to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Speaking to kenyagist.com, David Murathe was coy on details of the meeting but revealed that 2022 politics was part of their discussion in the Sunday meeting.
“We had a cup of tea with Baba. Politicians also sometimes meet just to have a cup of tea and to check on Baba who returned to the country and people were saying that his back problem had recurred and that he could not stand.
“When politicians meet at this time, 2022 is always part of the discussion, so it is no surprise that we discussed that. I do not see any problem with that,” noted Murathe.
On Saturday, August 1, Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria hinted that James Orengo would be the preferred presidential candidate for ODM.
“Congratulations James Bond for winning the ODM Consensus as the Presidential Candidate 2022,” read the MP’s post.
Murathe denied claims that Orengo had been chosen as ODM’s preferred presidential candidate noting that the claims were being peddled by people who were not present in the meeting.
The National Super Alliance (NASA) in a statement revealed that the leaders touched on matters of national significance in the meeting.
“Raila Odinga and other leaders from diverse backgrounds and experiences had an informal get together during which they exchanged views of national significance,” read the statement.