ODM leader Raila Odinga and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho on Thursday locked out former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero in the Coastal county.
Kenya Mails has established that Mr Kidero who has been accompanying Mr Odinga in his political tours was eager to attend the closed meeting when he was asked to remain outside.
Others who attended the meeting include; Mombasa Deputy Governor, woman representative, senator and a number of MPs.
A source privy to the matter, Mr Odinga and Joho shared light moments before an aide asked Dr Kidero to remain at the lobby.
“He was following Mr Odinga but on the way he was stopped by one of the aides and asked to stand outside,” the source said.
Mr Kidero who is eyeing the Homabay County seat has been trying to convince Mr Odinga to hand him the ODM ticket.
However, this has been met by opposition from local leaders in Homabay who have seen Mr Kidero as an outsider in matters local politics.