Raila mends CORD fences with Kidero
11 June 2014, 17:51
Nairobi - CORD leader Raila Odinga has declared that there is no issue between him, the coalition and Nairobi governor Evans Kidero.
The two were all smiles Wednesday afternoon following Raila's visit to the Nairobi County headquarters, City Hall in the CBD.
Odinga met Kidero for a couple of hours before holding meetings with CORD MCAs and other county officials in a bid to state the coalition's stand as regards Kidero.
The move follows Kidero's heckling at the hands of CORD supporters during Raila's homecoming two weeks ago.
Kidero has been accused by some sections of the party of being too close to president Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee coalition.
He has also put himself in hot water due to his support for candidates not under the ODM or CORD umbrella in by-elections.
Raila though said that there was no issue between the two parties and said that his coalition is fully behind Kidero and his efforts to improve the status and lives of Nairobi County and its residents.
" There is no issue whatsoever between us. As is in a family, there are the usual problems here and there but the truth is that we are fine, nothing that can't be solved here, he said.
" We supported Kidero for election and have not stopped being on his side to this day. He is a key part of the CORD family and I am very sure he knows that for a fact even without me saying it, he added.
Kidero was happy for the visit and said that he is fully behind the coalition's agenda despite the rumblings.
" I am happy in the party and I salute all those that have been by my side.
" I thank the boss (baba) for coming to visit me and offering his support for the initiatives being laid by my government which are to improve and raise the profile of the city, he added.
The two also expressed confidence that the impending case at the Supreme Court in which he is fighting to retain his seat will go in his favour.
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