President Ruto meets with ODM Nyanza MPs at State House

President William Ruto & Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua with a section of Nyanza MPs [Photo: State House -Twitter]

President William Ruto today held a meeting with a section of Nyanza MPs from the ODM Party following a recent visit to the region.

The move is seen as part of the President’s strategy to counter the ongoing anti-government demonstrations led by Azimio las Umoja leader Raila Odinga.

During the meeting, President Ruto emphasized on the need for the leaders to work together despite their political differences.

“Leaders must join hands, foster coexistence and work together in confronting the challenges facing our country,” he said.

Among the leaders present were MPs; 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.

Langata MP Jalango said that he followed up on various projects with the head of state and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua.

“Today we had breakfast with the president, I followed up on the Start date of the construction of affordable housing in Highrise ward and the completion of the Langata TVET. The project is on and the contractor is on ground, an extra 50Million has been located for the completion,” he said.

The meeting comes two days after Odinga who is also the ODM Party leader held his third anti Ruto rally in Kibera – Nairobi.

Ruto has insisted he will not be blackmailed and threatened by the rallies.

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