NASA Leader Raila Odinga Meets ODM Leaders at His Capitol Hill Office

  • National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga on Friday afternoon met with a section of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party leaders. 

    The meeting, which was the Opposition leader's first public gathering since his return from the United Kingdom (UK), is reported to have centred around the state of the nation.

    Posting on his Twitter page, Mr Odinga noted: "A section of @TheODMparty leaders called on me this afternoon and we had discussions regarding the Reconciliation Initiative and other matters affecting our beloved nation."

    [caption caption="File image of NASA leader Raila Odinga and ODM leaders in his office"][/caption]

    Among the leaders who visited Mr Odinga in his Capitol Hill office is Embakasi East MP Babu Owino, Ruaraka lawmaker Tom Kajwang and Makadara MP George Aladwa.

    His meeting comes in the wake of revelations of numerous corruption cases in government offices leaving Kenyans frustrated over his silence on the scandals. 

    Speaking at a local radio station, ODM secretary-general Edwin Sifuna on Thursday stated that the ODM leader is deliberate on keeping silent on the latest NYS saga.

    Additionally, Sifuna attributed Odinga's silence on the issue to the recurrent mistreatment and non-compliance from a section of leaders, especially those allied to the ruling Jubilee Party.

    "Even if he were to raise his voice regarding the corruption scandal, some people, in line with their political allegiances and personal opinions, would still oppose him," Sifuna exclaimed.

    Around Ksh9 Billion was recently reported missing from the NYS, a claim that has been refuted by the Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Lilian Omollo who appeared before a parliamentary committee on Friday morning.

    Ms Omollo stepped aside last week alongside NYS boss Richard Ndubai to give room for investigations.

    [caption caption="File image of NASA leader Raila Odinga and ODM leaders in his office"][/caption]