Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavi and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula on Saturday, January 18, made their entrance at Bukhungu Stadium, for the Building Bridges Meeting.
The two leaders arrived in a convoy, accompanied by some of their supporters while other leaders from the region were already seated, and ready for the meeting.
This contrasts their earlier stand where they had vowed to not attend the meeting, claiming that they had not received invitations and further planned to hold a parallel meeting, at the Nabongo Stadium in Mumias.
“My brother Wetangula and I have not received an invitation to the January 18 Bukhungu Meeting. Someone decided to invite us through social media,” said Mudavadi in statement last week.
Odinga led a brigade of leaders at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega Town while Khalwale with some local leaders assembled in Mumias, despite the police banning his meeting over security threats.
Khalwale, on Thursday, January 16, affirmed the Mumias meeting would go on despite the ban, stating that he had mobilised local leaders from Trans Nzoia, Bungoma, Kakamega and Vihiga counties.
Among the leaders in attendanceat Bukhungu stadium were ODM’s Raila Odinga, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, Machakos County Governor Charity Ngilu, Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, COTU boss Francis Atwoli, ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna among others