Siaya Senator James Orengo has moved to rebuff rumors that things between Ford Kenya and ODM are not ok following the incident on Saturday in which Cord Leader Raila Odinga skipped the Presidential launch of Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula at Muliro Gardens which turned chaotic.
Speaking yesterday, Orengo, who was among those appointed by CORD to plan for the launch, explained that Raila skipped Wetangula’s event because of the anticipated violence.
He further revealed that they received intel that the Jubilee Government was planning to cause violence at the rally with an intention of hurting Raila Odinga and thats why they could not risk the life of the former PM by taking him to the ground knowing that Jubilee was waiting for him with an ulterior motive
“We were told that there was a lot of tension on the ground, and we were at Kisumu Airport for more than 2 hours trying to wait for it to calm down and also convince Oparanya about the function” said Orengo
“We could not risk Raila’s security by taking him to the ground”, he added
Orengo went ahead and blamed the Jubilee administration for the violence that erupted at Wetangula’s event saying the so called ODM goons could as well have been Jubilee goons disguised as ODM supporters