In Summary
  • Raila also rubbished as ‘mere imagination” reports of a planned visit by himself and President Kenyatta to Nyanza this week.
  • Mr Odinga also commented on a trip said to be planned between him and President Kenyatta to Nyanza this week, saying all that was untrue.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Wednesday termed as a creation of the media speculations of a looming Cabinet reshuffle said to have been planned following his historic deal with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader also rubbished as ‘mere imagination” reports of a planned visit by himself and President Kenyatta to Nyanza this week, asking the media to seek information from official channels.

"How do you go with a big headline announcing that oh, Raila will have a hand in a Cabinet reshuffle, oh, there'll be a trip to Nyanza next week, without any information at all? I don't know what has become of the media. Tunasema shetani ashindwe (We say the devil is defeated)!" Mr Odinga told journalists at Orange House.

Mr Odinga’s comments came just a day after President Kenyatta alluded to the Cabinet reshuffle speculations, saying he had chosen to ‘go back to Nairobi’ following immense talk about his two-week stay at the Coast.

TOO MUCH SPECULATION

“I have been in Mombasa for two weeks and there has been too much speculation on why I am here, so let me just go back to Nairobi so that they can stop all these,” President Kenyatta told delegates at the Africa Heads of Schools Conference in Mombasa.

On Wednesday, Mr Odinga also commented on a trip said to be planned between him and President Kenyatta to Nyanza this week, saying all that was untrue.

“I have just seen these things in the media, and I laughed. Why don’t you call State House, or my office to ask about such things?,” Mr Odinga said.

Talk of a Cabinet reshuffle has been in the media for the past week.

RESHUFFLE

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