Isolated opposition leader Kalonzo Musyoka held talks with Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Tuesday, April 24, at City Hall.
This comes barely days after the National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga hosted Sonko at his Capitol Hill office before they met retired President Mwai Kibaki in a series of high profile meetings by the opposition chief.
Kalonzo was received at City Hall by Sonko for talks based on issues of “national importance”.
“Our meeting is focused on matters of national importance. We urge Kenyans to shift focus from elective politics and aim at uniting the country and working together for the sake of the country’s development,” Sonko said in a post.
“Governor Sonko stopped by Capitol Hill Sq this morning to have a chat and bounce ideas on the future of this great city. Nairobi is a great city with massive potential and I urged him to continue performing his duties diligently for the greater good of our people,” Raila said after their meeting.
Kalonzo who was Raila’s running mate in 2013 and 2017 respectively, has increasingly been isolated since he skipped the controversial swearing in of the NASA leader as the People’s President.
The Wiper leader cried foul when he was not consulted before Raila met and signed a deal with President Uhuru Kenyatta at Harambee House.
Kalonzo is the defacto Kamba leader, Sonko’s tribe, and their meeting besides being said to be about national issues, is seen as part of his efforts to unite the community ahead of the 2022 elections.
He is battling to keep his influence and control over the Kamba community after his close ally, Makueni Senator Kivutha Kibwana, threatened to dump him.
By virtue of being governor of Nairobi, Sonko is seen as a major player in the 2022 politics as he controls a large constituency that any presidential contender must take into their fold.
The governor’s name has been severally whispered along corridors of power as a force behind Deputy President William Ruto’s presidential bid.