ODM party leadership had to switch venues for a crucial meeting on Tuesday morning.

Led by AU envoy and Party Leader Raila Odinga the leadership was holed up in a meeting with other management players from across the 47 counties.

Reports indicated that the meeting was to be held at the Orange House but the venue was to a city hotel to ward off journalists.

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and Council of Governor Chairperson Wycliffe Oparanya were in attendance.

Reports indicate the meeting was called to review the handshake.

Handshake on the Rocks

On Sunday ODM leaders cautioned that they are ready to embark on their role of opposition if their Jubilee coalition partners continue to undermine them.

Led by Senate Minority Leader James Orengo, they blamed a section of Jubilee leaders of attempting to derail the handshake.

Orengo accused Deputy President William Ruto of using his lieutenants to derail the close working relationship that has seen the country attain a number of milestones and unity.

He said it is unfair for DP Ruto’s supporters to blame Mr. Odinga for government failures when neither he nor any ODM member sits in the Cabinet.