Kenyan political analyst Prof Herman Manyora says that Uhuru Kenyatta will support Raila for presidency in 2022 as a way of healing the nation. Manyora views the spectacular meeting held on Friday between the two leaders at Harambee House in Nairobi as the first steps towards a major political realignment which is likely to cause jitters within sections of Kenyan political class.
Manyora said this on Friday in his weekly commentary which he posts on his Youtube Channel.
Uhuru and Raila walked out of the private meeting at 12.30pm and took 17 minutes to address the nation before shaking hands, evoking memories of 2008 when Raila stood on the same steps of Harambee House with President Kibaki after they struck a deal to form a government of national unity following post-election violence after the disputed 2007 General Election.
In his nine-minute address to the nation, Raila said: “The time has come for us to confront and resolve our differences. As we fight ostensibly to save ourselves from each other, the reality is, we need to save our children from ourselves.” President Kenyatta, who spoke off the cuff, echoed the opposition leader’s sentiments, saying they had deep talks about the future of the country and had resolved to work together to build a united country.
Watch Manyora’s opinion here: