Change of Mind!! The Meeting had been scheduled at Maanzoni Resort
The Wiper leader request the meeting to be changed in order to give room for negotiations aimed at bringing Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu’s Narc party on board.
The retreat scheduled at Maanzoni resort in Machakos County, was put on hold last minute to allow Kalonzo to consult and secure Ms Ngilu’s consent to have Narc members incorporated in the People’s Assemblies.
The move is also aimed at allowing Ms Ngilu to fully participate in Nasa activities.
According to Nation, NASA principals Raila Odinga, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula agreed with Kalanzo request hence changing the date of the retreat.
“The retreat was called off on Kalonzo’s request, a very sincere one for that matter, so that he could consult and seek Ngilu’s consent to have members of her Narc party participate in the People’s Assemblies,” said a member of the Nasa team charged with rolling out the assemblies countrywide.
This comes after, top Nasa leaders cited the involvement of the coalition’s women MPs in the just ended Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (Kewopa) in Naivasha as the reason for the postponement of the retreat.
Nasa co-principal Musalia Mudavadi said the Opposition coalition would meet to agree on new dates acceptable to all the stakeholders.
“We postponed the retreat. We will meet and reschedule it to a date when everybody is comfortable. The agenda is very broad so we will have to agree on the specific agenda,” he said.