NAIROBI, KENYA: Regional political bigwigs, Dr. Kizza Besigye the former FDC president, and Raila Odinga the leader of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) yesterday held a closed-door meeting in pursuit of their “liberation dream” ahead of Kenya’s general elections due next year.
Whereas details of the Nairobi meeting remain scanty, officials from Odinga’s office said the two presidential hopefuls discussed a number of issues related to the rule of law and entrenchment of democracy in both Kenya and Uganda.
Mr Odinga who has eyed Kenya’s Presidency for over a decade now took to Twitter to commend his Ugandan counterpart for being focused.
“It was great catching up with my long-time friend Kizza Besigye” adding that “Dr. Kizza Besigye and I discussed the liberation dream that is still being pursued in many of our nations,” Odinga said in a tweet.
Odinga is crafting a new political outfit that he will be unveiling ahead of next year’s elections in Kenya.
Kizza Besigye has opposed the regime for now 22 years, of which 20 he contested against his former Commander in Chief (CIC) Gen Yoweri Museveni but lost.
Besigye declined to participate in an election held early this year predicting “same old song” of losing.