In Summary
  • At a press conference, Nairobi businessman Jimi Wanjigi revealed that the Jubilee government was formed at his home on Easter Monday, April 1, 2013.
  • The businessman said he was being persecuted for backing Mr Odinga.
  • He said all the recovered firearms were licensed.

The iconic picture of President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto, and Nasa leader Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka giggling outside State House in 2013 will forever remain etched in the minds of most Kenyans.

The picture was taken after a meeting between the two opposing sides just days after the Supreme Court upheld President Kenyatta’s victory on March 4, 2013.

TENSIONS

The picture served to calm the rising tensions in the country after the hotly contested election.

But what had remained unknown until today was the behind the scenes lobbying that helped bring down the tension when Mr Odinga, later issued a statement wishing the government well.

At a press briefing on Wednesday, Nairobi businessman Jimi Wanjigi revealed that the Jubilee government was actually formed at his home on Easter Monday, April 1, 2013.

“This current regime of Uhuru Kenyatta know my home. It is a home they have visited and shared meals with my family. In fact, their government was formed in this home."

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