Opposition leader Raila Odinga has been dealt a major blow after President Uhuru Kenyatta rejected his demand for a 50 percent share in the 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 unwillingly 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 Daily Star that Raila is not keen on 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.