Details have leaked on some of the happenings that took place at the Nairobi State House on Saturday, before the Azimio La Umoja pact swearing event.
It is now emerging that the leader has held that he cannot trust Raila again after twice betraying him before, which he raised during their meeting.
Sources aware of the negotiations have said that though he finally agreed to join Raila, he sought President Uhuru Kenyatta's help and protection.
The Sunday Nation was told that Kalonzo is now using Uhuru as surety, and will be depending on him to ensure that Raila keeps his new promises.
This comes amid reports that Raila's treachery is also the main reason why the Azimio member parties are joining through Uhuru's Jubilee Party and not ODM.
Sources aware of the negotiations, including OKA Spokesman Frederick Okango and Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua, both allies of Kalonzo, have also said that he succeeded in his pursuit of the Azimio running mate seat in the negotiations.
“What we are saying is that the pairing of that ticket essentially cannot be different. To expect that a situation would arise that one of them would be a presidential candidate and the other one would have to wait for some other things that nobody knows what they are is to ask too much from people who have worked together from 2013 and done so much together,” Wambua is quoted.
But allies of the President from his Mt Kenya backyard have maintained that they must be the ones to be given the running mate seat, thanks to the big number of votes their region has.
Okango added that the available positions will be divided into three and shared between ODM, OKA and Jubilee, which represents all the other Azimio parties.
“It is a three-legged stool: OKA, Jubilee and the parties they signed co-operation agreement with and ODM. The small parties that were signing today did so to join Azimio-One Kenya Coalition but in terms of power sharing, it is a three-legged stool,” he said.
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