Some Tharaka-Nithi County leaders secretly met Cord Leader Raila Odinga at an undisclosed location in Nairobi at the weekend, the Nation can reveal.
Little is known about the meeting’s agenda but some of the attendees on Monday told the Nation that their Nairobi visit was meant to seal a deal with the opposition leader on 2017 elections.
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The meeting comes barely a month after Mr Raila and Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi toured the county perceived to be one of Jubilee’s strongholds in the wider Meru region.
Mr Sebastian Mwangangi, a chief officer in the Tharaka-Nithi county government, said everything is set for the county to throw its weight behind the opposition in 2017 in case Jubilee does not fulfill the promises it made to locals in 2013.
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Mr Mwangangi confirmed that Mr Odinga is keen to get substantial votes from Jubilee strongholds, especially counties that have been sidelined in development like Tharaka-Nithi.