Details of the inner tussles between Uhuru Kenyatta team and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on the coalition agreement have emerged.
According to a source privy to the talks, the two have failed to reach an agreement on how to share positions in the new political alignment.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga is said to have been dealt a major blow after President Uhuru Kenyatta rejected his demand for a 50 per cent share in new coalition.
Raila is said to have stuck his guns in demanding among them the lucrative dockets of Health, Devolution, Energy, Transport and Lands some of which President Uhuru is unwilling to let go.
The deal is now believed to have hit a dead end with Raila reported to have been offered an office within the office of the President instead. The said office will oversee economic recovery post COVID-19.
Sources told Mkenya News that Raila is not keen with the position considering that he will be just like any other government appointee.
ODM Chairperson John Mbadi was the first to throw cold water on the purported Raila’s new office saying even janitor at a Cabinet Secretary’s office was better than the proposed office.
Without changes to the Constitution to create a powerful office envisaged by Raila, the ODM leader may make do being like any other Harambee House employee, a move ODM stalwarts have advised the former premier against saying it will demean his stature.