ODM leader and African Union envoy on infrastructure and development Hon Raila Odinga found himself in a way of words with Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu while at a function in Tatu city.
Raila, while speaking at Tatu City, kiambu, at a groundbreaking ceremony of affordable housing declared that his status means he has the freedom to visit any county in Kenya without seeking approval from anyone.
“I need nobody’s permission to come here. I can go to any part of Kenya without seeking anybody’s permission least of all the permission of a governor…” Raila stated.
Raila’s comments followed Waititu’s insinuation that Raila was only welcomed in Kiambu courtesy of his previous post as the Premier in the country.
“The people of Kiambu have no problem with Raila coming to the County as the former Prime Minister,” the outspoken Kiambu Governor maintained.
During the function, Raila maintained that Kenyans should embrace the Special Economic Zones project arguing that that would ease the cost of living and enhance President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four agenda, which includes housing.
“I bring greetings from the President. He knows I am here, in his backyard, and I bring his blessings for this project,” Raila stated.
The ODM leader emphasised his commitment to the war against graft and impunity and issued a rallying call to Kenyans to unite in the fight.
“We want to promote unity in this country. We want to fight corruption. Corruption is an ‘animal’ we are going to deal with irrespective of who is committing it,” the former Prime Minister declared.