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‘We will summon Winnie Odinga for skipping Ruto’s meeting with EALA MPs’ – UDA MP says

Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 20:40 | By
'We shall summon Winnie Odinga for skipping President's meeting' - UDA MP says
Manyatta Member Of Parliament Gitonga Mukunji addressing press at NGCDF office in Embu town. PHOTO/Brian Malila

Manyatta member of Parliament Gitonga Mukunji has said that he will institute a process to recall EALA member Winnie Odinga for failing to show up in state house for a meeting convened by President William Ruto on Monday, December 5.

Mukunji opined that Winnie's absence shows that she had started failing on her EALA duties.

While addressing press at Manyatta NGCDF office in Embu town when he unveiled the constituency NGCDF board member ,the legislator said that Ms Odinga was voted in by both the majority and minority to represent the interests of Kenyans in the East African Community and she should not be biased in her duties.

"All members of EALA yesterday met the president and CS in Charge of East Africa Region and they were there to get mandate of our standing as a country on issues of East Africa community but to our shock Winnie Odinga was not there. It is a shame that we still carry ourselves with the boundaries that we should not carry ourselves with, politics are over,"Mukunji claimed.

At the same tone he said they will summon the EALA legislator to explain why she failed to show up.

Images shared by State House Kenya revealed that all the MPs who were elected in the regional house were present during the meeting with the president but Winnie was conspicuously missing from the images.

President William Ruto with Kenya's representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA). 
President William Ruto with Kenya's representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).

While answering to questions why Winnie skipped the meeting at the state house Suna East member of Parliament Junet Mohammed said that she was preparing for Raila's scheduled rallies.

"She is preparing for the Kamukunji meeting,"Junet Mohammed wrote on Twitter.

On her part, Winnie defended herself saying the meeting was held on a short notice.

"I think people are making a storm out of a teacup. The meeting was at short notice and I was unavailable."

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