Siaya Governor James Orengo and his Kisumu counterpart Prof Anyang' Nyong'o. PHOTO/COURTESY

A section of leaders allied to the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party have criticised nine MPs who met President William Ruto on Tuesday.

Led by Siaya Governor James Orengo, the leaders have termed the visit personal and not sanctioned by the ODM party.

“We disassociate ourselves with a visit to State House, Nairobi by a group of ODM MPs. The visit by the MPs was personal and not sanctioned by any of our official ODM party organs,” said Orengo

His Kisumu counterpart Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o weighed in the matter saying the MPs attended the meeting without approval from the party.

I am not surprised that an amalgam of self-seeking MPs went to State House with blessing of our progressive party, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).

Afterall, in a revolutionary situation such as the one currently staring us in the face in Kenya, it is helpful for the ODM leadership to remember Lenin’s warning. In a revolutionary situation, V.I Lenin wrote: Better fewer but better.”

The ODM party also issued a statement on the meeting between the legislators and President Ruto.

“We want to inform our members & supporters that our quest for restoration of our stolen victory & provision of good leadership to Kenyans will not be deterred by carrot dangling & dishing of handouts to our elected leaders. The Movement is unstoppable. Let’s meet in Mavoko, Friday,” the ODM party stated

The MPs have since claimed the meeting focused on development projects in various constituencies.

“Today we had breakfast with the President, I followed up on the Start date of the construction of affordable housing in Highrise ward and the completion of the Langata TVET. The project is on and the contractor is on ground, an extra Ksh50Million has been allocated for the completion,” Lang’ata MP Felix Odiwour alias Jalang’o said

Other MPs who attended the meeting include Elisha Odhiambo (GEM), Kisumu Senator Tom Ojienda, Paul Abuor (Rongo), Caroli Omondi (Suba South), Mark Nyamita (Uriri) and Gideon Ochanda (Bondo).








Recommended Articles

Radio Services