For those asking why Raila was not allowed to address labour day celebrations, it is two fold:
1. The cord supremo broke protocol by arriving late after the president – to reap political capital. This was viewed as disrespect to the presidency, and sure it is. I know sycophants will celebrate Raila for doing this but assume jakom becomes president tomorrow, would you enjoy if Moses Kuria did the same?
2. Refusal to give Raila audience may have also been prompted by the conduct of the cord leader in the last devolution conference held in Kisumu. Raila directly attacked the president and his handlers whom he claimed were letting him down. Raila even told the president what to do, that is, crack the whip. If you know how power works, then you must know that it never amused the president and his handlers.
These may have been the probable causes according to me and it seems Raila may not be given audience in future functions where president Kenyatta is in attendance. But I fell he should have been given a chance to address the labour day audience.