Friday June 12, 2020 – Jubilee nominated Senator, Naomi Waqo, has reacted angrily to reports that she reached out to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to save her job after snubbing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s meeting in State House.
Waqo’s name prominently appeared in the list of those targeted for expulsion from the Jubilee Party after failing to attend a parliamentary group meeting chaired by the President at State House after which punitive measures were taken.
In a telephone conversation, Senator Waqo, who is Deputy President William Ruto’s ally, came out guns blazing saying she did not make a frantic call to Raila, begging him to plead her case with the Head of State who doubles as the Jubilee Party leader.
It is understood that she had made calls to some Jubilee Party officials perceived to be close to the President prompting her to seek help from Raila who is now enjoying a close relationship with Uhuru.
In attempts to clear the air, Wago dismissed such claims as mendacious saying she does not even have Raila’s phone number.
Waqo has since apologized to Uhuru for skipping his meeting at State House as she presented a range of excuses to win mercy of the evidently irate President.
This comes even as it emerged that troubled Jubilee leaders, majority of who were Ruto’s allies, are secretly seeking the help of Raila in the wake of the ongoing messy and noisy purge by Uhuru in the Jubilee Party.
The Kenyan DAILY POST