Raila Odinga Asks Azimio MPs Working With Kenya Kwanza To resign

Azimio leader Raila Odinga has said MPs who met President William Ruto without their parties’ blessings are traitors and they should resign.

Addressing Azimio Parliamentary Group meeting at Maanzoni Lodge in Machakos County yesterday, Raila told off the leaders for claiming they were pursuing development agenda.

The ODM leader said it is Parliament that makes the national budget and the MPs should not lie to Kenyans that they are pursuing development.

“Those from Azimio meeting the Kenya Kwanza regime without the permission of their party leadership are betraying the people who elected them and should resign and seek fresh mandate if they are not happy with where they are at the moment,” he said.

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Langata MP Felix Odiwuor (Jalang’o), one of the MPs who went to State House, was roughed up and ejected out of the meeting by Raila’s security.

And a member of ODM has written to the party secretary General, Edward Sifuna, asking him to initiate the process of expelling seven lawmakers who visited State House.

The petitioner, Eddy Gicheru wants Kisumu Senator Tom Ojienda, MPs Gideon Ochanda, Caroli Omondi, Elisha Odhiambo, Paul Abour, Mark Nyamita and Jalang’o expelled or deregistered as ODM members.

Majority of Jubilee MPs who visited State House skipped the Azimio meeting, which was addressed by the party secretary general, Jeremiah Kioni.

Mr Kioni took issue with around 30 Jubilee MPs who have decided to work with the Kenya Kwanza administration without the blessings of the party.

He maintained that the decision made by the Jubilee National Delegates Conference in February last year to belong to the Azimio still remains.

“Last week, we saw our party leader former President Uhuru Kenyatta security detail being withdrawn and our legislators did not even say anything about it, that is very bad of them,” he said.

Kioni praised two Jubilee legislators who turned up for the retreat – Lamu East MP Ruweida Oboo and Wajir Woman Representative Fatuma Jehow – terming them true soldiers of the party.

The former Prime Minister reiterated that he is not interested in a handshake with the Kenya Kwanza regime.

Raila told the legislators that despite his handshake with former President Uhuru Kenyatta none of his allies were appointed to serve in government and their reasons for coming together were for the good of the country which was on the brink of collapse at the time.

The opposition leader warned that the country was being taken to the dark old days by the Kenya Kwanza regime.

“Those leading Kenya Kwanza regime were in government for the last 10 years, let them not pretend that they were in opposition since it is us who were there, they have failed to deliver and are now busy looking for our allies to boost their numbers,” he said

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