President Uhuru's Jubilee administration has laid down a plan to counter what it believes is a diplomatic effort by National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga to paint Uhuru’s re-election as illegitimate.
Sources within Jubilee indicate the party will embark on a vigorous shuttle diplomacy to debunk Raila's 'lies' before the international community. This comes after trips by Raila to the United Kingdom last month and the ongoing tour to the US, where he has sought support for his plan to resist Uhuru's government.
Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed is said to be coordinating a number of international programs aimed at seeking support of world powers, should the Supreme Court uphold Uhuru’s October 26th victory.
Kenya’s envoy to the UN Macharia Kamau and the Washington-based Ambassador Njeru Githae, will also stage a charm offensive campaign to neutralize Raila's script.
Among powerful nations Jubilee plans to woo include the US, UK, Germany, Russia, China and Russia, the main aim being to make them recognize Uhuru’s presidency.
Confirming the plan, National Assembly leader of Majority Aden Duale said Jubilee will unveil diplomatic manoeuvres in the coming weeks. “Tinga [Raila] has the culture of lying and washing dirty linen in public in foreign capitals,” Duale said.
“We have our foreign mission in Washington DC and in New York. I will make a trip with other leaders to the Congress sub-committee on Africa so the lies he is peddling do not add up,” he said.