MP ditches Uhuru’s Jubilee for opposition, cites negligence by party


MP ditches Uhuru's Jubilee for opposition, cites negligence by party
CORD leader Raila Odinga being introduced to supporters in Narok before addressing a rally on Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) is the latest beneficiary of political realignments after Narok North Member of Parliament, Moitalel ole Kenta, decamped from Jubilee Party.

ODM, an affiliate party of the opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), received Mr Ole Kenta saying that they expect more defection from Jubilee as members have been deceived by the party’s (Jubilee) leadership.

Opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leader, Raila Odinga, and other leaders during a rally in Narok on February 5, 2017
Opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leader, Raila Odinga, and other leaders during a rally in Narok on February 5, 2017

ODM and CORD leader, Raila Odinga, who officially received Ole Kenta during a rally in the MP’s constituency, has pledged to address Maa community’s grievances if elected to take over from President Uhuru Kenyatta on August 8, 2017.

Naisoya village hosted thousands of members of the Maasai community who had come to witness Ole Kenta decamp from the President’s Jubilee Party to ODM.

CORD leader Raila Odinga and team received by supporters in Narok on Sunday, February 5, 2017.
CORD leader Raila Odinga and team received by supporters in Narok on Sunday, February 5, 2017.

Odinga used the opportunity to castigate Jubilee government for allegedly neglecting the Maa community since taking power.

Area leaders present asked Odinga to address their plight if elected President in August.

Opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) supporters during a rally in Narok, South Rift on Sunday, February 5, 2017
Opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) supporters during a rally in Narok, South Rift on Sunday, February 5, 2017

Separately, CORD co-principal, Kalonzo Musyoka, who also doubles up as the Wiper Party leader, was in Kisii County mobilizing residents to register as voters.

Addressing residents at Riosiri Trading Centre in South Mugirango, Kalonzo reiterated that he will not play second fiddle to any political leader during the coming General Election.

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