Migori apology delegation meets with President Uhuru
NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 18 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday held a meeting with a delegation of Migori county leaders who want to offer an apology over the recent ugly incident at a public rally.
The meeting that started about 1.00pm was also attended by Deputy President William Ruto and other government officials.
The delegation led by Migori Governor Okoth Obado spent the better part of Wednesday at Uhuru Park where they waited in vain to meet the president.
The over 500 leaders, including County Assembly members were seeking to apologise formally after the recent incident where rowdy youths threw items and shouted during a function attended by the Head of State.
Six people were charged over the incident and a Member of Parliament for Suna East, Junet Mohammed questioned by police.
During the incident, Migori Governor Okoth Obado was shouted down by area residents at a function attended by President Kenyatta.
He was heckled and shoes thrown towards the presidential dais forcing the President to intervene.
Suna West MP Joseph Ndiege had earlier addressed the crowd in vernacular as he unsuccessfully tried to calm them down when they declined to be addressed by Obado.
Obado who is perceived to enjoy support from the ruling Jubilee Coalition has recently expressed opposition to the push for a referendum led by the CORD leader.
Drawn from the eight sub-counties in Migori, the delegation comprising county, women and youth leaders in four buses, had driven into the city at around 5am on Wednesday.