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Uhuru invites Raila to Madaraka Day celebrations in Nakuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta has invited Cord leader Raila Odinga to the official Madaraka Day celebrations to be held at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Wednesday.

The invitation was made during a meeting between the two leaders at State House, Nairobi on Tuesday afternoon. Others who attended were deputy President William Ruto and Senator Moses Wetangula.

The meeting was expected to among other things address the ongoing standoff over the composition of the electoral commission.

Hours earlier, the High Court in Nairobi cleared Cord to hold its planned rally at Uhuru Park on Madaraka Day. Justice George Odunga also directed police to ensure that there is security during the rally.

After the meeting, Senator Wetangula told Senate that they had “good but inconclusive discussions” with President Kenyatta and Mr Ruto on national issues including on IEBC.

He said they agreed to hold further discussions later.