3 Defections That Depict Raila’s ‘Unfaithfulness’

NASA leader Raila Odinga. Photo/Courtesy

Raila Odinga is labeled as Kenya’s political enigma with respect to the times he has pushed for governance reforms and his general influence over Kenyan voting partern.

Yet, a symbol of the country’s reforms is clearly seen struggling to have his political vehicle Coalition for Reforms and Democracy CORD bended to a rule of internal harmony.

A replica of the same strife is observed in Orange Democratic Movement party that sponsored his State House bid in 2007 general elections and a key partner in the current CORD.

ODM has been faced with non-stop defections which political observers say are a thorn in Raila’s State House journey.

Update takes a look at 3 Coast, Rift Valley and Western defections that have had an impact to ODM’s command across the country.

Ababu Namwamba

Ababu Namwamba is now Labour Party of Kenya leader after defecting from ODM citing causes aligned to betrayal from top party officials.
Ababu Namwamba is now Labour Party of Kenya leader after defecting from ODM citing causes aligned to betrayal from top party officials. Photo/Courtesy

The resignation of Budalang’i MP Ababu Namwamba as Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) secretary general few months ago has been dismissed by Raila Odinga’s proponents who say Ababu’s political future is on a blink.

The Budalang’i MP resigned as ODM secretary general citing frustrations, betrayal and lack of respect from top party leaders.

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Ababu is on record to having been the brainchild of ODM reloaded and ODM fresh later, composed of people ready to give the party fresh impetus.

The now Labour Party of Kenya leader is said to have demoralized heavily on Kasarani’s men in black disruption when he was about to be overwhelmingly elected as ODM’s Secretary General in March 2014.

Najib Balala

  • David Mugure

    Politics is all about what one gets, when he gets it and how he gets it. You can’t work with rebellious characters like Ababu, Ruto and all that bunch of self seekers. Same to their case