Prime Minister Raila Odinga held a six hour meeting on Thursday night with the Meru business community and professionals in Nairobi.
The meeting took place at the Valencia Garden Hotel in Lavington and was attended by ministers James Orengo, Fred Gumo, assistant ministers Magerer Langat, Beatrice Kones, MP Stanley Githunguri and former MP Maoka Maore. The meeting was organised by Meru ODM chairman Mpuru Aburi.
Raila told the more than 150 guests that his presidency will not isolate the Meru community contrary to fears expressed in the region. He wondered why some people felt that he will victimise the Meru people yet he has never been wronged by them.
The PM said he will ensure successful devolution and implementation of the new Constitution if elected president. "We had a fruitful meeting with the PM and the Meru community has signaled that they are ready to embrace him and to support ODM next year," Aburi told the Star. The ODM politicians said Raila had accepted the invitation of the elites to tour the region in August.