The Azimio Council meeting, which was held at the Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC) on Friday and presided over by the former prime minister Raila Odinga, was described in detail by Sabina Chege, a woman representative for Murang’a County.
The Azimio Council Chairman, President Uhuru Kenyatta, was scheduled to attend the meeting but was instead in Kigali, Rwanda, for a regional gathering.
After the meeting, Sabina said on Facebook that the purpose of the discussion was to consider different approaches for winning the election on August 9.
According to reliable sources, Uhuru and Raila Odinga are urging weak Azimio candidates to withdraw from the campaign in order to prevent UDA candidates from embarrassing themselves in the Senate and National Assembly in August.
The President in particular thinks that in order to avoid being discredited by UDA candidates in the Mt. Kenya and Rift Valley regions, all Azimio candidates must back one of their own.
Junet Mohamed, a member of parliament for Suna East, acknowledged the problem and said that the Azimio coalition’s leaders are aiming for a supermajority in the Senate, National Assembly, Council of Governors, and the 47 county legislatures.
According to the most recent intelligence report, Deputy President William Ruto would fall short in the August election but retain control of the Senate, National Assembly, and county legislatures as a result of the large number of Kenya Kwanza Alliance candidates who will win those elections.