The sports category has moved to a new website.
ADVERTISEMENT

Noordin Haji's special role in Ruto-Raila truce that halted Azimio protests

DPP Noordin Haji was Kenya Kwanza'a trusted man for the job

President William Ruto and DPP Noordin Haji during the 16th Annual General Meeting and Conference of Africa Prosecutors’ Association held in Mombasa County on Monday, January 30, 2023

Former Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya has lifted the lid on the intrigues behind the day-long meeting that saw Azimio leader halt demonstrations after reaching a deal with President William Ruto.

The crunch talks happened on 02 April, a day before what the opposition chief had termed would be the mother of all demonstrations to force the Kenya Kwanza administration to give in to their demands, among them being resigning immediately.

As an apprehensive nation awaited how the situation would play out, a team of five Kenya Kwanza operatives led by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Noordin Haji met Odinga’s team of three to broker a deal.

"He (Haji) is the one who initiated it. You got that information earlier, so I could not hide it. That very day - on Sunday, April 2, when the announcement was made, the teams sat from the morning.

ADVERTISEMENT

"Later on, there are those who joined from the Kenya Kwanza side and there are also others who joined from our side," Oparanya said.

The heated talks saw the team of ten spend the whole day negotiating a deal that was acceptable to both parties and updating the principals on the same.

ADVERTISEMENT

Shortly afterwards, Odinga also addressed the press and called of the demonstrations to give a bipartisan dialogue process a chance.

The former governor explained that as a sign of good faith, DPP Haji dropped cases that had been filed against a section of politicians and Azimio protesters.

His explanation is in line with recent claims by the Azimio chief that President Ruto sent emissaries that saw him call off the protests.

Raila noted that contrary to what is being peddled by Kenya Kwanza politicians, he did not meet Ruto and is not interested in a handshake government.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Charlene Ruto, Waiguru & Lynn Ngugi dazzle at the East Africa Women of Excellence Awards

Charlene Ruto, Waiguru & Lynn Ngugi dazzle at the East Africa Women of Excellence Awards

Ruto’s friends, PAs & bloggers want to order me around - furious Gachagua laments

Ruto’s friends, PAs & bloggers want to order me around - furious Gachagua laments

My problem with Ruto’s men: DP Gachagua exposes alleged plot to incite leaders against him

My problem with Ruto’s men: DP Gachagua exposes alleged plot to incite leaders against him

Makadara Magistrate Monica Kivuti dies in hospital after gun attack

Makadara Magistrate Monica Kivuti dies in hospital after gun attack

DP Gachagua celebrates success of project that saw him receive threats

DP Gachagua celebrates success of project that saw him receive threats

Suspension of foreign trips & other directives given to Azimio MPs as Finance Bill 2024 battle shapes up

Suspension of foreign trips & other directives given to Azimio MPs as Finance Bill 2024 battle shapes up

Gachagua explains sudden shift in political stand that has rattled Ruto's men

Gachagua explains sudden shift in political stand that has rattled Ruto's men

Media Council considers accreditation of content creators

Media Council considers accreditation of content creators

Details of Ambassador Daniel Koikai's work at the UN and several other countries

Details of Ambassador Daniel Koikai's work at the UN and several other countries

ADVERTISEMENT