Lowassa campaigns for Kenyatta as Odinga, Magufuli bond worries Jubilee
Sunday August 6 2017
Former Tanzanian Prime Minister Edward Lowassa attended a cultural ceremony in Kenya where President Uhuru Kenyatta was installed as a Maasai elder. PHOTO | NMG
The more than 100 elders drawn from Tanzania and Kenya also included several Tanzania MPs, exposing rivalries at the top of the two countries’ politics with the friendship between President John Magufuli and Raila Odinga, President Kenyatta’s main challenger, not a secret.
President Magufuli, however, has not publicly endorsed Mr Odinga as diplomatic etiquette and AU protocols require that a sitting head of state should not be seen to interfere in another country’s internal affairs.
However, analysts do not see Mr Lowassa’s stance having any impact on the Kenya election outcome.