Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga (left) with Kisii Governor James Ongwae and Kitutu Masaba MP Timothy Bosire on August 8, 2016
Cord leader Raila Odinga made a surprise visit to Kisii County and held a closed-door meeting with a section of ODM leaders from the region.
Among leaders who attended the meeting were Kisii Governor James Ongwae, ODM National Treasurer and Kitutu Masaba MP Timothy Bosire and several ward reps.
However, some of the ODM leaders championing the Gusii unity initiative were conspicuously absent from the Monday meeting.
They include Kisii Senator Chris Obure and Deputy Governor Joash Maangi. The caucus is reportedly gravitating towards the Jubilee coalition.
Other notable absentees were MPs Richard Onyonka (Kitutu Chache South), Simeon Ogari (Bomachoge Chache) and Manson Nyamweya (South Mugirango).
Mr Odinga’s visit comes barely three days after ward reps from Kisii and Nyamira counties visited State House.