ODM Party urged to punish errant members

Written By: Hunja Macharia
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MCA’s from Kilifi County now wants the Orange Democratic movement to take disciplinary measures against its Members who are supporting Jubilee party.

The MCAs said it is wrong for the rebel MPs who were elected on an ODM ticket to abandon their party and campaign for Deputy President William Ruto.

According to the MCAs, ODM MPs from Kilifi are busy mobilizing support for Ruto’s 2022 Presidential bid instead of delivering on their 2017 elections pledges.

Kakuyuni ward MCA Nixon Muramba urged ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna to take disciplinary action against the MPs saying their actions are a contravention of the Political parties Act.

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He also challenged the ODM rebels to resign from the party and seek re-election on a Jubilee party ticket.

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“Everybody elected has a five year mandate to serve their people, the MPs have joined Jubilee, they are the same who told Mung’aro to resign,’’ he said.

This comes after Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa openly declared her support for the Deputy President maintaining she is working with the Government to bring development to her people.

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Other MPs from Kwale, Mombasa, Tanariver and Lamu have also openly endorsed Ruto’s bid for presidency in 2022 and have been accompanying him during his numerous visits to the region.

Deputy Speaker of the County assembly Stanley Kenga said as MCAs they will remain in ODM for the 5 year term they were elected and will later consult as leaders from the region on who to support in 2022.

He said they will also engage the Governor Amason Kingi before they decide which direction they will take.

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“We support the cooperation between Raila and President Uhuru Kenyatta because it has brought peace, it’s not right for people to start campaigning, we have not sat down with the MPS to decide which way to go,’’ he said.

Elina Mbaru the Magarini Ward MCA said a majority of the MPs will be in for a huge surprise when they seek to defend their seats in 2022, saying they have abandoned the people.

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