Nasa rift widens as Raila 'snubs' meet

Nasa rift widens as Raila 'snubs' meet

Cracks in the National Super Alliance widened yesterday following revelations that opposition leader Raila Odinga will not attend a meeting of co-principals today.

The turn of events tests the strength of a coalition battered by head winds and storms since Mr Odinga took a controversial ‘oath’ at the end of January, and there are fears that the ODM leader’s sudden about-turn to parley with President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday, without the knowledge or approval of other principals, could have dealt the death blow on Nasa.

Monday's meeting’s schedule was finalised last week, and now questions are being raised on why Mr Odinga played along if he did not plan to attend.

It will be in Athi River, on the outskirts of Nairobi.