Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has broken his silence after a dramatic meeting today with lawmakers and leaders in which journalism were thrown out.
The meeting which was held at Nairobi’s Crown Plaza hotel came barely a day after Deputy President William Ruto held a similar meeting that brought together leaders from Wajir County.
Taking to social media, odinga wrote:
“County Assemblies play pivotal roles in the devolved system of governance and have the capacity to impact the lives of their residents through legislation. I had a lively discussion with members of the County Assemblies Forum as we near the next phase of the BBI process”. Wrote Odinga.
Earlier on journalists, who had camped at the hotel to cover the event were treated to a rude shock after they were bundled out of the venue.
Reports indicate that the lawmakers made it clear that the prince was welcome at the meeting.
Confirming the incident today at the Crown Plaza venue in Nairobi, NTV senior news reporter Kennedy Muriithi said that they were kicked out of the fourteenth flour meeting with his colleagues.
“A meeting between ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga and the Members of the County Assembly Forum was taking place at the 14th floor of Crown Plaza before we were forcefully ejected while they were doing the introductions.
“The MCAs were very categorical that they did not want to see any member of the media on that 14th floor and that is just an indication of a stormy meeting that may be happening,” noted the reporter.