Politics was at play when former prime minister Raila Odinga graced an event in Ruiru, Kiambu County which was also attended by the county governor Ferdinand Waititu.
The two were gracing the groundbreaking ceremony of the construction of 1,200 homes by Unity Homes at Tatu City.
Waititu who left the ceremony before Odinga spoke had insinuated that the opposition leader was free to visit Kiambu County anytime.
He said that a visit by the former prime minister would not occasion any troubles to him.
He had cited that Odinga was welcome in the county as the former prime minister and that Kiambu had shelved politics and was ready for unity.
Odinga did not take the sentiments of Waititu rightly. When he woke up, he castigated the governor telling him that he does not have to seek permission from him to visit the county.
In what seemed like a supremacy battle, Odinga stated that he had the blessings of President Uhuru Kenyatta who he had informed about his visit to Kiambu.
Odinga said that Kiambu was part of Kenya and that people from across board were living in the populous county dismissing Waititu.
He said that the two, Odinga and Kenyatta shook hands to change the way Kenya is run, promote unity amongst all Kenyans, deal with regional disparities issues and at the same time fight corruption.
To achieve affordable housing as part of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s big four agenda, Odinga urged the government to deal with land challenges.
He also rooted for the embracement of special economic zones by protecting them and dealing with too much bureaucracy.
He decried that many investors are often scared away by too many, delayed and costly approvals stating the need for special legislation to deal with special economic zones to encourage investment in the country.
Unity Homes, a developer of inclusive residential communities in Kenya commenced construction of 1,200 homes in Tatu City. The Sh 4.5 billion project offers two-bedroom apartments starting at Sh 4.2 million, placing them within reach of middle-to-low income earners.
The units are part of a grand plan by Tatu City to construct more than 30,000 homes at the 5,000-acre project through similar partnerships.