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ODM's hand in aborted Uhuru trip to Nigeria

28 May 2015, 18:01 William Korir

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta's ill fated trip to Nigeria died a premature death thanks in part to a call by an ODM MP for him to rethink his plans.

Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo, who is also the National Assembly Deputy Minority Leader called on President Kenyatta to reduce the number of people travelling with him to the West African country for President Muhammadu Buhari's inauguration ceremony.

The number of people said to have been travelling to Nigeria with the President was 84 after a list leaked to the media Wednesday of the names of people joining the president on the list.

Midiwo, speaking during the National Prayer Breakfast at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi Thursday, asked the president to ensure that the list of people heading to Nigeria was thinner, adding to the calls by the opposition to also reduce the number of people travelling.

" If I say that it is wrong for my Governor to budget 12 million on tea, it is also wrong for the President to burn fuel on Air Force One to Nigeria with 84 people, he said, despite calls not to speak non prayer matters during the prayer ceremony.

" Those are civil servants who should really be working, not wasting tax payer money," Midiwo stated.

A few hours later, and the President announced that he would not head to Nigeria but instead DP Ruto would, with what was described as a very lean party of 10 people.

The government also insisted that the list of persons who were said to be travelling with President Kenyatta was fake, with Foreign Affairs PS Karanja Kibicho calling out the media for publishing the fake list.

" Just look at those names. Does Chinedu Odii sound Kenyan to you? How about Lawal Tiyamiu? Let me ask you an easier one, how about Happiness Ikanyon?," Kibicho protested during a media briefing Thursday.

The inauguration takes place Friday.

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