Late night message blocked us from receiving Ruto in Migori - ODM MP speaks

Nyanza leaders boycotted Ruto's visit in Migori

Deputy President William Ruto welcomed by Migori Governor Okoth Obado in Migori. ODM mpS boycotted Ruto's meeting

Owino, a member of the orange party, said he and his colleagues got official invitation on DP’s visit to the region on Sunday night when most of them had already scheduled for Monday programmes.

"I had travelled from the constituency after my weekend activities. It was not easy to make a return trip within such a short notice," Owino said.

Ruto’s visit in Odinga’s backyard faced a backlash as most of the elected leaders kept off, and according Owino’s revelations, they did not want to attend the meeting they were not invited.

"We did not want to attend an event we were not invited to," said Owino.

Leader of Minority in National Assembly John Mbadi  on Sunday, dismissed Ruto’s visit to the region  terming it as ‘political posturing for 2022’ a pointer that Odinga's allies would not welcome the DP with open arms.

This led to most of the local ODM leaders boycotting Ruto’s rally in the region, even as the DP took a dig at some of them whom he described as not having development agenda.

He told off the leaders warning him not to set foot in Luoland and that they cannot stop him from working with the former Prime Minister.

“I am paid a salary as Deputy President of Kenya and my job entails visiting all areas, including Migori. If Agwambo is already working with us, who are you to tell me not to come to Migori?” said Ruto.

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