Ababu Namwamba’s exit from ODM is not a surprise- Odinga

Dr Oburu Odinga
Nominated MP Oburu Odinga

Nominated MP Dr. Oburu Odinga now says that the exit of Ababu Namwamba from Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) did not come as a surprise.

According to Oburu, the Budalangi MP’s exit was expected because he had left the party when he was campaigning to become the party’s Secretary General, in 2014.

He claims that Namwamba retained his position on the party for sinister motives: destabilising ODM from within – a mission that Oburu says was masterminded by Deputy President William Ruto.

The nominated legislator went on to state that ODM rebel MPs John Walukhe (Sirisia) and Paul Otuoma (Funyula) left the party a long time ago, adding that they never attended party functions.

“Walukhe left ODM a long time ago. He is now claiming that he has been mistreated by ODM. It is Walukhe who has been mistreating ODM; Ababu as wll,” said Oburu.

Despite the departures, Oburu went on to say that the part is going strong.

The legislator was speaking at a fundraiser in Bondo town.

ODM has been rocked by internal party politics over the past few weeks, with top Western Kenya MPs expressing dissatisfaction with the party leadership.

Led by Namwamba, these leaders have resigned from their leadership positions within the party – a move that some have attributed to Jubilee, with a section of ODM supporters claiming that Ruto is “buying” the Western Kenya leaders ahead of the 2017 polls.

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