Lang’ata lawmaker Phelix Odiwour, popularly as Jalang’o, was met with rude shock on Thursday after he was blocked from an Azimio retreat at Maanzoni Lodge, Machakos County.
The MP says he was initially barred from the venue but later managed to get in. However, he says, security men threw him out of the meeting when Azimio leader Raila Odinga arrived.
“I feel bad that I have been kicked out of the meeting. I’m still in Azimio and ODM,” he said.
“When I came in, a few boys tried to block me but later I was allowed in. But when Raila walked in, his close security told me to get out,” he added.
This comes just days after Jalang’o and other Azimio-affiliated MPs met with President William Ruto at State House.
At the time, the MP had said the meeting was for the good of his constituents in Lang’ata who stand to benefit when he works closely with the government.
But even after he was thrown out of the Azimio meeting today, Jalang’o insisted that he does not regret going to meet the Head of State.
“I will not apologise for meeting the president on development issues,” he said.
In an interview with Spice FM on Wednesday, the MP said political seasons come and go and that politics and development are two different things.
However, ODM had criticised the MPs’ visit, saying it had not been sanctioned by the Raila Odinga-led party.