Raila, Gideon Moi hold talks for hours in Nairobi

The AU special infrastructure envoy and ODM chief Raila Odinga today held a four-hour meeting with KANU leader and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi in Nairobi.

The between between the two  is expected to generate wide political interest, and even re-ignite the succession politics debates.

There has been debates about leaders who descended from powerful families regrouping to stop politicians from “poor backgrounds” from assuming power after President Uhuru Kenyatta term expires in 2022.

Politicians allied to Deputy president William Ruto have been particularly vocal about this and with this meeting in perspective, it is expected that the rhetoric could raise again.

Sources close to the two leaders confirmed the meeting, but refused to give more details on what they discussed.

The meeting is said to have been at a Nairobi hotel and was closed door.

While the Baringo senator has announced that he will be running to replace Uhuru in the next election the ODM leader has not be forthcoming on whether he will vie or hang his boots in favour of a young leader.

Odinga has vied four times but maintains that he only lost once and that in the three other times, he was rigged out.

He would then have a truce with President Uhuru in March last year, neutralizing the opposition and developing a working relationship with the government.



Lugari MP Ayub Savula Eyes Presidency In 2022

Lugari MP Ayub Savula has declared interest in vying for presidency during the 2022 general elections.

Speaking at Matisi High School, Saboti constituency, on Saturday, he said educating people from Western to acquire IDs and register as voters is one of the strategies he is using.

“I have been telling you about the 7 million voters target in Western, Trans Nzoia included. The dream is becoming a reality and believe me, I will be vying for the president in 2022,” he said.

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World Cup 2022: Qatar matches could start at 3am, says official

Qatar World Cup games could finish as late as 6:30am (EAT) under one proposal made by a senior football official.

Harold Mayne-Nicholls, who is considering challenging Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency, said the event could still be staged in the summer, But the ex-Chilean football chief said some games would have to start as late as 1am to avoid the worst of the heat.

“You could play the first games at 9pm, the second games at 11pm and the third matches at 3am,” he told BBC Sport.

It is expected that the Qatar World Cup will be moved to winter in 2022 to avoid searing temperatures, with a November/December tournament currently being looked at by world football’s governing body.

But Mayne-Nicholls said such a solution would be “chaotic” to most major leagues around the world.

Qatar was controversially awarded the 2022 World Cup by Fifa’s executive committee in 2010.

Mayne-Nicholls had expressed serious concerns about conditions in the Gulf state, when he led Fifa’s technical commission which assessed each bid for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

Now he has come up with a novel solution to one of the biggest dilemmas the sport has ever faced.

“You’d change everything. It would be a couple of hours behind in Europe, and that would help TV,” he added.

Blatter has suggested a switch to November/December 2022 is almost inevitable, although another possibility is to stage the tournament in January and February.

But Mayne-Nicholls said that would also mean a clash with European football leagues, as well as the Winter Olympics and Super Bowl in the United States, and that a slightly earlier summer tournament should be considered.

“You could move it towards May, until the middle of June”, he said.

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