Azimio leader Raila Odinga on Monday January 22 slammed the media, blaming the fourth estate for trying to bring divisions among the opposition members.
While speaking in Lamu, Raila dismissed reports alleging that the Azimio Coalition is falling apart.
“There is an article in a local newspaper that Azimio is falling apart, I want to dispel any rumor that is spread by the irresponsible media, there is no danger in Azimio and it is not collapsing anytime soon,” said Raila.
The opposition leader dispelled the rumors adding that journalists need to be responsible and avoid publishing propaganda.
“We don’t want the media to spread despondency among the members of Azimio,” he said.
Raila Affirms that Azimio is Intact
Raila Odinga explained that the opposition has remained intact except for the Members of Parliament (MPs) who ditched the Coalition.
“The leadership of Azimio is intact, there is no disagreement anywhere in Azimio,” he noted.
Likewise, the ODM leader while admitting that there might be disagreements within the opposition parties, also said it doesn’t mean Azimio is breaking up.
“Azimio remains united and will not break up anytime soon. We are on a course to liberate this country from tyranny and irresponsibility,” stated Raila.
This comes after reports alleged that ODM had written a “show cause” letter to Suna East MP Junet Mohammed requiring him to explain his continued absence in key party meetings.
In the claimed letter, ODM said Junet’s actions had lately affected its performance and realization of goals and objectives.
Ruto-Koome State House Meeting
He explained that the discussion between the executive and the judiciary should be held in a neutral place.
“I have just read that the CJ has gone for meeting with the president at state house. This in our view is an irresponsible move, if there is supposed to be a dialogue, it should be held in a neutral place.
“The State House is the seat of the executive, this means that the judiciary is being compromised by the executive,” said Raila.
He cautioned Koome against being controlled by the executive as it happened during the KANU regime.
“It is an unfortunate development, and we hope that the other members of the judiciary will not be compromised,” he said.
Reports show that the two are currently meeting to discuss the corruption allegations among judicial officers.