– ODM Kisii leaders have revealed that CORD leader Raila Odinga allowed them to visit State House
– The leaders received a backlash among Raila Odinga’s supporters after visiting President Uhuru Kenyatta over the weekend
– The leaders insist they are still part of ODM and that the visit was purely for development purposes
Kisii County Assembly Majority Leader Protus Moindi has said that CORD leader Raila Odinga gave consent to the leaders to visit President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House.
Moindi gave the remarks during a press conference held at ODM headquarters on Thursday, August 5.
He stated the reason for the visit saying the team discussed crucial matters with president Kenyatta and there was no reason for them not to attend the meeting.
“Our party leader gave us consent, we therefore had no reason not to meet with the president, we discussed important matters and he promised us a lot,” said Moindi.
He further clarified the team’s party membership saying they are still part of ODM despite being asked to join the Jubilee camp
“President sweet-talked us to join Jubilee but we told him it will not be wise to join one party, since Kenya is a democratic country” he added.
Moindi said the leaders are comfortable serving the people in ODM even though a section of national assembly leaders want them to join Omugusii Unity.
“We told them we are not ready to join the Omugusii unity since we were not part of the initial plan, besides they need to start from the grassroots before approaching us”, he explained.
ODM Kisii county Chairman Senator Chris Obure led a delegation of other leaders to visit President Kenyatta at State House over the weekend.
The delegation was accused of sycophancy and bootlicking to get favours from the Jubilee government in the name of taking the Abagusii people agenda to the president.
Obure was accompanied by Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi, former CIC chairman Charles Nyachae, Bomachoge Chache MP Joel Onyancha and Bomachoge Masaba’s Simon Ogari.
Kitutu Chache South MP Richard Onyonka, Kitutu Chache North’s Jimmy Angwenyi, Nyaribari Masaba’s Elijah Moindi, Nyaribari Chache’s Richard Tongi, Bobasi’s Stephen Manoti, Bonchari’s Zebedeo Opore and nominated Senator Hosea Ochwangi were also present.