Kenya: ODM Says United Despite Disagreements

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Nairobi — Despite the ongoing infighting in the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), the political outfit has maintained that there are no qualms among the leaders.

In statement on its twitter handle, the Raila Odinga-led party stated that it is still united even as key leaders continue to exchange blows on social media over house leadership line up and sharing of committees.

“We are UNITED, strong and FOCUSED. Good morning,” the party stated.

The statement came ahead of a parliamentary group meeting to be chaired by Odinga next week to iron out thorny issues concerning the wrangles over House leadership.

Ever since the House leadership line-up was announced by Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka during the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya retreat infightings have emerged.

The disquiet in ODM over the proposed House Committee leadership line-up has attracted new casualties with Embakasi East MP Babu Owino and Narok Senator Ladema Ole Kina calling out the outfit for what they termed as betrayal and blackmail.

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Babu who is serving his second term as a legislator protested the decision of his party to reportedly award Nominated MP and ODM Chairman John Mbadi with the Chairmanship of the powerful Public Accounts Committee which he claims had been promised to him.

The former Student Organization of Nairobi University (SONU) leader vowed to put up a fight arguing that Mbadi should be satisfied that he had been rewarded through nomination back to Parliament after he gave up his Homa Bay Gubernatorial bid.