Rarieda MP, Otiende Amollo has denied reports that he sent his party leader a threatening message.
In an interview on Citizen TV’s daybreak show, the legislator said that he did not send Raila any offensive message as alluded by ODM chairman John Mbadi.
He questioned how Mbadi, who is a third party, knew about what he talks about with Raila on Phone.
“I communicate and I communicated with my party leader on many things even yesterday and on Sunday. The day my party leader talks of any specific text is the day I will need to answer but how any third party can begin talking about communication between me and my party leader who is my client I do not understand,” Otiende Amollo said.
According to Otiende, they talked with Raila yesterday, and have not been able to meet as agreed because he is still recuperating after a COVID-19 attack.
“In fact, the last SMS we shared with my party leader we agreed to meet. We are yet to meet because my party leader is still recuperating. So all this speculation that ‘I was texted, that I was called for a meeting and refused is all nonsense,” he added.
The ODM chairman had earlier told the press that Otiende sent threatening message to Raila, daring to resign from the JLAC committee and even as an MP.
Mbadi said that the Rarieda MP sent the text message to his party leader after absconding a meeting he was invited to attend on May,3.
Otiende Amollo was removed from the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) where he served as a vice chairperson.
His ouster was influenced by his opinion on the BBI report which was termed as going against the party position.
While the ODM party wanted the BBI bill passed by parliament, Otiende wanted it amended before the parliament stamped it.