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DP’s meeting with allies called off

By Anthony Mwangi
Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
Deputy President William Ruto. Photo/COURTESY
In summary

A meeting planned to discuss the regulations on meetings and public gatherings at the Deputy President William Ruto residence at Karen, Nairobi this morning has been called off.

Instead the DP will hold a meeting with the women MPs to hear their views on the matter as well as briefing them on the way forward.

Another meeting for the male MPs has been scheduled for Wednesday next week to take stock on what will have taken place by them.

“The meeting with the DP has been called off; instead he will meet our women colleagues with the new rules set by the government taking centre stage. The male MPs will have a meeting with the DP next week,” said Keiyo South MP Daniel Rono.

Mumias East MP Benjamin Washiali said that the meeting had been postponed to give members more time to reflect on the next move.

“We have called off the meeting for members to observe the happenings in the country and it will be after that, we will converge to discuss on how to proceed with our campaigns,” Washiali said.

But Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa said no meeting had been planned for a certain agenda, adding that the DP meets MPs everyday and the agenda cannot be the same.

“I am aware of a meeting called to discuss the regulations. We meet daily as caucuses or when accompanying delegates visiting the DP. You should not read much into that,” said Ichungw’a a close ally of the DP.

Allies of the DP were to meet at his Karen residence today for a brainstorming meeting to discuss on how to counter the government regulations.

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