‘ODM shall not condone political infidelity’ – Raila
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has warned that the party will not condone political infidelity, days after expelling rebel members.
Speaking in Migori, Raila accused some of the party members of seeking "cheap" favours from those in power, deviating from party policy.
“Loyalty, fidelity and love for one another are the three main reasons political parties grow. ODM shall not condone political infidelity in the name of some members seeking cheap political favours from those in power," Raila stated.
ODM members expelled
On September 6, the party's National Executive Committee resolved to expel Lang'ata's MP Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang'o, Gem's Elisha Odhiambo, Kisumu Senator Tom Ojienda, Bondo's MP Gideon Ochanda, and their Suba South counterpart Caroli Omondi.
On Friday, September 8, 2023, ODM announced leadership changes which saw Kisii Governor Simba Arati appointed as the Deputy National Chairperson, taking over from former Kisii Woman Representative Janet Ong’era.
The Orange party also appointed Busia Woman Representative Catherine Omanyo as the new Deputy Secretary-General, taking over from Florence Mutua.
Saboti MP Caleb Amisi was appointed as the new Deputy Organising Secretary to replace nominated MP Zulekha Hassan.
The party also appointed Kwale Woman Representative Fatuma Masito as the new Deputy National Treasurer to replace Ogla Karani.
Migori Senator Eddie Oketch has been appointed as the Secretary for Humanitarian and Disaster Management Affairs to replace Bob Njagi.
Kakamega woman representative Elsie Muhanda has been appointed as the Secretary for Security to replace former Shinyalu MP Justus Kizito.