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Finally Details Of Uhuru, Raila To Hold Crisis Talks to Avert Azimio Fallout Revealed

An impending breakdown within the alliance over parliamentary leadership positions was avoided by calling a crisis meeting with former president Uhuru Kenyatta, Azimio leader Raila Odinga, and Wiper Party's Kalonzo Musyoka.

On November 14, Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua reported that there had been a meeting between the leaders of the coalition parties and the Azimio senators at Raila's office in Nairobi.

He disclosed that the meeting where the unease over Senator Fatuma Dullo's cancellation of her nomination to the Parliamentary Service Commission was discussed was presided over by the leader of the opposition.

Raila presided over the meeting, Jubilee Secretary-General Jeremiah Kioni represented Uhuru physically, and Kalonzo joined us virtually, Wambua hinted.

Reports that the dissatisfaction among Jubilee elected leaders over the last-minute modification had reached a point where it was splitting the coalition were downplayed by Senate Minority Leader Stewart Madzayo.

"Our principals and I had a really good conversation, and the minor problem we were having has been resolved. We want to be absolutely clear that we are one team as Azimio in the Senate "Madzayo emphasized.

The coalition's interests in the senate will be represented with a single voice, he reaffirmed. Dullo, who was a member of the team speaking to the media, agreed with this statement.

Ledama Olekina, the Senate Minority Whip, was also present at the press conference that was conducted at the capitol buildings.

On November 11, a group of Jubilee elected leaders protested the aggressive actions of ODM under the direction of Sabina Chege, Deputy Whip of the Minority in the National Assembly.

They denounced the selection of Senator Okong'o Omogeni, claiming it was unjust for Odinga's party to win two of the three seats, and even made threats to leave the partnership.

Adan Keynan, an Eldas MP, claimed that Jubilee was entitled to at least one PSC seat because it was the second-largest party in Azimio.

Given that he served as the coalition party's chair in the lead-up to the August elections, Uhuru's silence regarding the recent disputes in Azimio raised concerns about whether or not he was still a member of the party.

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