Ida calls for consensus in ODM primaries to avoid violence
By James Omoro
| November 7th 2021
Orange party leader Raila Odinga’s wife, Ida Odinga, has proposed that ODM nominates governorship aspirants in Nyanza by consensus.
She said this would prevent violence.
Speaking during a fundraiser organised by Education Principal Secretary Julius Jwan at Sing’enge Primary School in Ndhiwa, Homa Bay, Ida cited an incident in the constituency last week, where two vehicles that were in the convoy of ODM Chairman John Mbadi were pelted with stones.
Mbadi is eyeing the governor’s seat
“If possible, we would call the people in the governor’s race for dialogue so that they can agree on one of them getting the nomination ticket,” Ida said.
Also at the fundraiser were Governor Cyprian Awiti, Woman Rep Gladys Wanga, Ndhiwa MP Martin Owino among others.
She told politicians in the region to focus on Raila’s presidential bid.
“Everybody eyeing Homa Bay gubernatorial seat is a resident of Homa Bay. It does not matter who acquires the ticket because we are one family. The only seat with a difference is presidential,” she said.
In a separate function, former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo and businessman Sammy Waikiaga condemned violence in campaigns.
Speaking during a fundraiser at Wanyama Mixed Secondary School in Suba North, Kidero, who is also in the race to succeed Awiti, urged his competitors to avoid violence.
Odhiambo said violence was spoiling Raila’s prospects. “When I go to campaign for Raila in Meru, I’m asked what is wrong with Homa Bay. Let all aspirants desist from violence,” she said.
Wakiaga cautioned residents that violence “can lead to irreparable damages”.
Woman who was thrown off balcony by boss in Saudi recounts shocking ordealMary Wanjiru was allegedly pushed off a balcony by her employer and repatriated after a video of her in hospital, pleading for help went viral.
Jitters over plan for Jubilee-ODM joint candidates in 2022 electionsOfficials behind the strategy argue that fielding joint candidates will prevent partner parties from cannibalising each other.
Mystery of body of Embu-based DCI officer found 400km away near Iten
- Former LinkedIn boss found dead in Nairobi hotel
- Governor Kibwana: I disown my deputy for joining DP Ruto’s camp
- Governor Rasanga pulls out of parliamentary race
- Why I ditched Ruto for Raila, reveals MP Pkosing
- President Kenyatta condoles with family of former Speaker Kenneth Marende