Photos of Nasa leader Raila Odinga and Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru during the Annual Devolution Conference in Kakamega have excited netizens.
The two leaders engaged in a tête-à-tête after Odinga had concluded his address to the delegates.
Waiguru is seen in the photos seated to the right of Odinga with Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok on the left of the opposition leader.
Kenyans on Twitter shared the photos with captions of how Odinga once called out Waiguru over the scandal at the Devolution Ministry.
nanok be like, “wah,wah,wah, na venye baba alikuwa ana turkana waiguru” pic.twitter.com/DkT1PitWnv
— Verified (@njiiru) April 25, 2018
Waiguru: “I know he must say something about me.” pic.twitter.com/vqh6NbNmlv
— James Omolo (@jmcomolo) April 25, 2018
— Dr. Johnson K Kinyua (@munduwathingira) April 25, 2018
Some linked the move to the famous handshake between Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta meant to foster national unity.
However, ODM Communication Director Philip Etale came to the defense of his boss tweeting that during the ministry’s scandal, Odinga always respected Waiguru calling her ‘madam’ in all his references.
@RailaOdinga respects people. He respects women so much. Even when he was unhappy with corruption at NYS and Devolution Ministry, he never used derogatory words against Gvn. @AnneWaiguru. He always referred to her as Madam Ann Waiguru. Respect. pic.twitter.com/2qzwL63yJi
— Philip Etale (@EtalePhilip) April 25, 2018