State house responds to claims of Uhuru-Raila’s meeting in Dubai

Some claims have been flying in the air that President Uhuru Kenyatta and Hon Raila Odinga had private meetings in Dubai from Saturday.

The details of the claimed meeting have not been made public plus no official communication has been made.

But what are the facts behind the claimed meeting?

Chief of Staff and Head of the President’s Delivery Unit, Nzioka Waita, confirmed the Saudi Arabia State trip did not materialise and will be rescheduled later in the year.

“Half of those the President was going to engage are preparing for Ramadhan. We will, therefore, reschedule the visit,” stated Waita.

The ODM leader flew in a commercial airline and was received at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport yesterday afternoon by Minority Whip Junet Mohamed, Minority Leader Mbadi, MPs Olago Aluoch, and Tom Odege. 

President Kenyatta’s plane departed Dubai airport shortly after 3pm and was expected in the country last night. 

It is not clear if the President, who had also attended the Belt and Roads Forum, a signature project for Chinese President Xi Jinping, will attend today’s Labour Day celebrations.

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