Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju said that his Jubilee Party and Orange Democratic Party (ODM) are discussing the formation of a coalition.

He said that Jubilee would like to have an active engagement with ODM and possibly form an alliance in preparation for the next general election. 

Tuju confirmed a committee has been formed and tasked with the responsibility to develop the framework for building the coalition.

Maoka Maore, Junet Mohamed, David Murathe Edwin Sifuna and Raphael Tuju. PHOTO/COURTESY

This comes days after President Uhuru Kenyatta promised to pick his successor from among the NASA luminaries.

Uhuru’s statement attracted deputy William Ruto’s reaction, who felt short-changed in the succession game and muted the idea that he would work with UDA.

The president’s assertion also set the stage for Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Raila Odinga’s clash.

Kalonzo said that he is not stupid enough to support Raila’s presidential after Raila said that he was ready to work with Kalonzo come 2022.

Raila responded to Kalonzo telling him he never asked for his support, neither has he declared his interest in vying in 2022