- The speaker said that he was briefing the ambassador when he inquired about the effect of Azimio's demonstrations on the country.
- Wetang'ula said that Azimio's call for demonstrations is a way to ask for Handshake.
Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetang'ula has said Azimio leader Raila Odinga is very popular on the ground but disorganised.
In a statement on Thursday, Wetang'ula said that Raila should blame himself for the loss of the 2022 August polls.
"Raila Odinga is my friend. We formed CORD with him and then formed NASA together. I know how he loses elections. He is very popular on the ground but very disorganised and has only himself to blame for his loss in August 2022," he said.
Wetang'ula spoke when he hosted the Norwegian Ambassador to Kenya Gunnar Holm.
The speaker said that he was briefing the ambassador when he inquired about the effect of Azimio's demonstrations on the country.
"In our engagement, the ambassador was curious about how the demonstrations called by the Azimio Coalition will affect the business of the House and the country at large," he said.
"I told him that while demonstrators have demanded that the recruitment of members of the IEBC stop, there are two pending by-elections that need to be concluded within the 90-day period after annulment required by the law."
Wetang'ula said that Azimio's call for demonstrations is a way to ask for a Handshake.
"I informed the ambassador that the people calling for the demonstrations are trying to force a Handshake. These are people who cannot accept that we defeated them fair and square. These are people who are well known to me and I have been talking to them," Wetang'ula said.
Wetangula assured the ambassador that all was in control and institutions mandated to protect life and property in the Country were up to the task.
Wetang'ula said Kenya has had a long, cordial and fruitful relationship with Norway.
He said the two countries have undertaken quite a number of development programmes in rural parts of Kenya.
The speaker added that some of the development programmes have entailed the construction of feeder roads and hospitals, which have greatly helped in enriching the quality of life.
"Norway played a critical role in the realization and the promulgation of the Kenya 2010 Constitution," he said.
Ambassador Holm acknowledged that Kenya is very advanced in the region and the largest economy in East Africa.
He said that Kenya is a leading country in human capital, farming, blue economy, and tourism.