ODM Party leader Raila Odinga has been forced to come clean regarding media reports that he recently held a night meeting with embattled Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru.
Sunday Nation reported that the former Prime Minister met with Waiguru on the evening of Thursday, June 11, at a fancy club in Karen with the main agenda being to rally his troops in the Senate to dismiss a move by Kirinyaga MCAs to impeach her.
The paper reported that Waiguru arrived for the meeting a few minutes before 7 PM and was later joined by Raila a few minutes later, with the meeting reportedly lasting for more than two hours, ending shortly past 9 p.m.
The lead story on the paper that has since gone viral eliciting criticism over Odinga’s role in sanitizing corrupt individuals at his Capitol Hill office indicated that the duo was joined by Kiambu Governor James Nyoro and his Nyeri counterpart Mutahi Kahiga.
In his statement, however, Raila has refuted all these claims, insisting that no such meeting with Waiguru nor the other rumored governors took place.
In the post shared across his social media platforms, he has also denied the existence of any investigative Senate committee whose members from his party ODM he instructed to save Waiguru.
I am deeply concerned about the false story published in the Sunday Nation today. pic.twitter.com/fBw1OTVkch
— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) June 14, 2020
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