Gachagua holds talks with rebel ODM leaders who met Ruto

At his office at Harambee Annex on Friday, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua met with a few of the rebel ODM leaders.

Gachagua claimed that they concentrated on the creation of priority programmes in their regions.

“We agreed on continuous engagements with the legislators and indeed leaders from all parts of the country irrespective of political or any other affiliation,” he said.

Phelix Oduor, also known as Jalang’o (Lang’ata), Mark Nyamita, Elisha Odhiambo, Paul Abuor, Caroli Omondi, Gideon Ochanda, and Kisumu Senator Tom Ojienda were among the MPs.

ICT CS Eliud Owalo and Interior PS Raymond Omollo joined the leaders.

The DP reaffirmed that the administration headed by President William Ruto was more likely to engage every Kenyan in its development goal.

“Elections are over and Kenyans have moved on,” he said.

The gathering was a part of the State House gathering from the previous week, which caused a political uproar in the Orange party.

The second meeting with Gachagua is viewed as an open defiance of the opposition, putting Raila Odinga’s control over the region to the test after years of support.

The ODM leader is now confronted with open dissension for the first time, and the timing could not be worse considering that the opposition would like to keep its troops intact in its persistent anti-government demonstrations and accusations that Raila’s victory in the elections on August 9 was stolen.


Written by Brian Mayodi

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