In a move to finish the disquiet in the party, ODM leader Raila Odinga earlier today met key party leaders and members in a two-hour-long meeting, at his Nairobi’s Karen home.
The former premier chief hosted Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, Siaya Senator James Orengo, and Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo, the— three high-ranking members, in the company of Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu.
During the meeting, the leaders discussed a number of issues notably the way forward for the Orange party, the divisions over BBI, and the solutions to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Taking to his Facebook page the former premier wrote that they had a candid and great chat just a while ago.
“Had a great chat this morning with Governors Charity Ngilu and Wycliffe Oparanya together with Senator James Orengo whom I hosted for brunch. Thanks for dropping by,” Raila posted on his Facebook page.
Speaking shortly after the meeting, the Narc-Kenya party leader noted that the Raila-led party was still very stable, after the meeting with its leaders.
While thanking the former premier for hosting them, the County boss continued that Kenya needed to find a solution to the ever-increasing youth unemployment and put an end to political posturing.
“Thank you Baba @RailaOdinga for hosting @GovWOparanya, Senator @orengo_james, and I this morning. Our country needs solutions to the painful COVID 19 pandemic, Youth unemployment, and an end to political posturing. Chungwa iko Imara,” tweeted Charity Ngilu.
“Kenyans are looking up to us to get them out of these challenges. This is not the time to disagree about issues that should be bringing us together,” she added.
Oparanya also reiterated the unity of purpose and the fruitful discussions held by the party leader.
“It was just about our party issues and we have resolved it well. There were a lot of speculations of a split. Raila was also concerned about the happenings. We have agreed to work together,” he said.
“Unfortunately because of Covid-19 we cannot meet as frequently creating space for all these speculations,” Oparanya added.
“Raila called me and later called Orengo after I suggested that he (Orengo) should also come. He (Raila) had called to ask me generally about the meeting in Butere before he suggested that we meet,” said the governor.
The meeting came just hours after Governor Oparanya met Senator Orengo together with Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo on Sunday after a church service at the governor’s home.