Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga yesterday Sunday August 8, 2021, gave a clarification for their joint holidaying in Mombasa City with President Uhuru Kenyatta days after jetting in from the United Kingdom.
Speaking to news reporters in Mombasa the Orange Democratic Movement leader said that besides the speculations from the political quarters and the news reporters, the two had no particular agenda, and were merely on vacation.
The AU special envoy confirmed the reports of meeting the head of state in Mombasa and noted that their meeting was based on their friendship adding that they were just catching up while chatting.
“If I and President Uhuru have anything to announce we will announce but for now there is nothing to announce. We met but were just chatting it up…nothing more,” said Raila.
Responding about the recent police brutality being witnessed in the Country recently, the ODM leader sought to distance himself from the matter.
Raila stated that he is no longer in the government while urging the relevant investigative bodies to be allowed to carry out their sworn duties without any interference from the political leaders.
The official opposition leader attended a church service at the ACK Mombasa Memorial Cathedral, he later urged all Kenyans to show up for the vaccination with more vaccines having been received in the Country.
Odinga also urged the government to reopen the economy, while advocating for the Kenyan artist to be allowed back without restrictions from Covid-19 containment measures in place.
The Orange leader also talked on DP Ruto getting involved in the investigative matter in the murder of the two brothers in Embu that caused an uproar in Embu town with protests all over leader to the death of yet another person.
DP Ruto on Friday, August 6, made a phone call to Embu residents who were protesting, calling for calm and promising to see to it that the family of the victims get justice on the murder of their kin.
The Raila-Uhuru Mombasa meeting was made public by the Jubilee party Deputy Chairman David Murathe who noted that the two leaders would be holding talks and not discussing the details of the talk.