More Thoughts On Raila’s Tour To Nyeri Being Cancelled.
More on Thoughts and FlashBack; A youth leader, Amos Muchiri, said the Opposition leader was being misled with reports that Nyeri is a swing-vote saying some people want to ‘milk’ him financially.
“Nyeri is a Jubilee zone and I am not sure he can dare hold a rally here. It is possible he would be jeered and he has been given intelligence reports,” said Mr Muchiri.
He said he was privy to reports that Mr Odinga was to hold a closed door meeting at a hotel in Nyeri town where attendants would be paid an allowance of Sh3,000 each.
Efforts to get a comment from Mr Odinga’s campaign team and communication officers over the claims were futile.
“By yesterday reports were rife that attendants would be paid and the meeting would be held in a hotel or a church hall. There are people who would attend just because of the money,” claimed Mr Muchiri.
He also noted that the Nasa leader could have feared occurrence of an incident similar to that of 2007 where a woman hotelier evicted him from her hotel, Karatina Forest Lodge.
The ODM leader was accompanied by Reuben Ndolo, Mumbi Ngaru and Joseph Nyaga during the saga.
They were waiting to be served for lunch when the woman stormed in and ordered the hotel security guards to evict the Opposition politicians from her establishment.
The politicians had earlier attended the funeral of Mathira Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) branch chairman Peterson Kaburu at Mwanda Village.
The woman stormed the dining room of the hotel shouting and screaming.
“Who brought you here? We do not want ODM here. Can you please leave now? We do not want your money,” Shouted the woman and the Opposition leader was hurriedly whisked out of the premises.
In August last year, Mr Odinga while accompanied by ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi opted to address media from Aberdare Country Cub before flying to Laikipia North and Tharaka Nithi for political rallies.
However, in March this year, he was celebrated and cheered during the funeral ceremony of former governor Nderitu Gachagua in Hiriga village in Mathira.
In Meru and Tharaka Nithi counties, Mr Odinga enjoys a welcoming and huge crowd since his ODM party also managed to get two parliamentary seats in Meru county.
For Mr Kiruta, the Nasa leader should not fear to campaign in areas predominantly perceived to be President Uhuru Kenyatta’s strongholds since he is a national leader.
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