Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale, has called out ODM Party leader Raila Odinga for inconsistencies in his statements.
Speaking on Thursday, Khalwale accused Raila of denying MPs from his party an opportunity to meet up with president Ruto for development projects in their constituencies.
“I want to appeal to Raila Odinga, please be consistent. The problem starts with you. As late as yesterday he was saying governors are free to work with the man sitting in the seat of the president, even when I don’t recognise that man,” Khalwale said.
“At this stage, he’s not supposed to talk like that. He is supposed to be clear.”
He insisted that State House is not the president’s home, but an office where leaders can go to seek development.
His remarks come against the backdrop of Azimio rallies where the opposition MPs loyal to Raila have been castigating those who have publicly agreed to work with Ruto.
According to Raila, the MPs only meet the president for their gains and not the people they represent.
A few days ago, nine MPs from Luo Nyanza met Ruto at State House, Nairobi. The move has seen them locked out of key events organised by the opposition coalition.
They included Gideon Ochanda (Bondo), Elisha Odhiambo (Gem), Mark Nyamita (Uriri), Caroli Omondi (Suba South), Shakeel Shabir (Kisumu East, Independent) Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang’o (Lang’ata), Paul Abuor (Rongo), John Owino (Awendo) and Kisumu Senator Tom Ojienda.
On Tuesday, however, Raila told governors allied to his coalition that they were free to meet with President William Ruto, a move that is seen as doublespeak.
In January, Raila had said that all elected leaders under the coalition were free to work with the government.
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