Lang'ata Member of Parliament Phelix Odiwuor (Jalang'o) revealed that he held discussions with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga after he was kicked out of the Azimio Parliamentary Group meeting on February 9.
Speaking during an interview on TV47 on Wednesday, March 1, the first-time member of parliament revealed that he was on good terms with his party leader who he described as welcoming.
He added that he explained his controversial visit to State House to Raila adding that the ODM boss was content with his explanation.
The MP maintained that he was still in ODM amid calls to kick them out for betraying the ODM party that sponsored them to parliament.
"Yes, we have had a conversation and Raila is welcoming. He said there is no problem with going to State House to talk about development issues.
"People misunderstood what we went to do," Jalang'o stated.
On the other hand, the lawmaker asserted that he was not kicked out of the PG but was asked to leave by Raila's security given that some rowdy youth were distracting the meeting.
Regarding their continued visits to government officials, Jalang'o detailed that they were making a follow-up on various projects that had been promised.
"People are saying that there is a rebel group out there and I am the secretary general. There is nothing like that.
"We are eight of us, and we have always done is ask questions about things Ruto promised," he added.
Jalang'o was among a team of eight ODM MPs who visited State House on February 7 and pledged support for President William Ruto's development agenda.
The group faced sharp criticism from their colleagues given that Raila had stated that Azimio did not recognise the government.
Notably, the lawmakers continued their engagements with government officials including visiting Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua at his office in Nairobi on February 17.