Tuesday September 24, 2019 - Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader, Raila Odinga, has been dealt a big blow in the upcoming Kibra by-election after ODM’s former Director of Political Affairs, Wafula Buke, endorsed a rival candidate.
In a long post on social media on Tuesday, Buke endorsed Amani National Congress (ANC) candidate, Eliud Owalo, and said he cannot support ODM’s candidate, Imran Okoth.
Owalo parted ways with Raila in what he termed as a 'clash of ideologies' despite having served as the party's Secretariat boss in 2013 polls.
According to Buke, Mr Owalo deserves to succeed Ken Okoth, arguing that he's 'more ODM' than Ken Okoth's brother, Imran, who was handed the ODM ticket.
"In 2012, Owalo founded FORA and made it a national movt, opened a large office in Lavington, equipped it and employed staff at his cost.”
“The Ed of the movt is now an ODM MCA in Kisii.”
“Imran was not yet born.”
“The Raila for Presidential campaign entirely relied on FORA on all ground operations.”
“In fact its uniform became the real ODM, coz ODM was too confused to produce its own," Buke stated.
Buke also stated that Owalo organised Raila's campaigns in 2013, which were allegedly being mismanaged by his handlers who also made him lose the 2013 presidential elections.
The Kenyan DAILY POST