Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori holds meeting with Raila days after aborted expulsion
Asher Omondi|March. 14, 2019
- MPs Dori and Aisha Jumwa were facing disciplinary action for supporting Ruto
- Party top organ gave nod to recommendations to kick out Aisha
- Dori escaped by a whisker after tendering apology to party leadership
- Raila confirmed the leaders discussed issues of national interest with a particular emphasis coastal region
Barely a month after escaping expulsion from Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori paid party leader Raila Odinga a courtesy call on Thursday, March 14.
Dori who was put on chopping board for disciplinary action, was accompanied by Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and his Kilifi counterpart Amason Kingi to Capitol Hill office.
A statement from Raila confirmed the leaders discussed issues of national interest with a particular emphasis on the coastal region.
The meeting comes at a time former Orange party loyalists are apparently dancing to Deputy President William Ruto's 2022 presidential tune.
In particular, Kingi faulted the decision of the party National Governing Council to throw out Malindi lawmaker Aisha Jumwa who has emerged as the face of anti-Raila in coast region.
Jumwa and Dori had been accused of publicly declaring support for the Jubilee presumed presidential candidate Ruto against the party constitution.
Dori tendered apology and his case will be heard sometimes in April.