Key Uganda Opposition figures in The Democratic Alliance (TDA) are in Nairobi where they are expected to meet CORD Leader Raila Odinga.
The meeting in Nairobi comes days after TDA failed to field a single presidential candidate to take on incumbent Yoweri Museveni. The opposition’s candidates, including former Uganda Prime Minister Amama Mbazazi and veteran opposition politician Dr. Kizza Besigye have resolved to have meeting to iron out their differences ahead of the 2016 vote.
Also expected in Nairobi is comrade Olara Otunnu, a renowned Uganda diplomat and politician.
FDC spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemuju Nganda, speaking Uganda’s Daily Monitor, confirmed that the Opposition leaders are in Kenya to find a way on how to work together in the upcoming polls.
â€œI know that they are supposed to have further discussions in Nairobi away from us (Opposition in Uganda). They want to learn from Kenyans because they have had coalitions before,â€ Mr Ssemuju said, adding that â€œthey will also hold talks with Raila Odinga and people who have been involved in coalition-building there.â€
They jetted in the country yesterday aboard a Kenya Airways Flight.