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Moses Wetang’ula’s younger brother Fred joins ODM party

Wednesday, January 17th, 2024 19:53 | By
Raila Odinga receives Fred Wetangula into the ODM party
Raila Odinga receives Fred Wetangula into the ODM party. PHOTO/@TheODMparty/X

National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula's younger brother Fred Wetang’ula has joined the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party.

Fred was received into the party by ODM party leader Raila Odinga in Bungoma during the party's recruitment drive in the Western region.

Fred is also a brother to Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi.

During the exercise, Raila also received into the party Bungoma politician Majembe Machanja.

"Party Leader Raila Odinga received into the party Mr Fred Wetang’ula,- younger brother of SNA Speaker Hon, Moses Wetang’ula and Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi He also welcomed a Bungoma politician Mr. Majembe Machanja into the party," ODM said in a statement.

The opposition party is engaged in a recruitment drive across the country, as it seeks to increase its numbers ahead of its grassroots elections scheduled for April.

"And we launched the membership recruitment drive in Bungoma County. We intend to increase our numbers in the county ahead of the grassroots election scheduled for April this year," the party stated.

ODM receives defectors

The party said it has received defectors from other parties in Bungoma including former woman rep candidate Violet Bagada, from parties such as ANC, NAPK, and UDP.

"At the Vihiga party delegates meeting held at Sosa hotel grounds in Vihiga, party leader Raila Odinga received several politicians into the party led by former woman rep candidate Violet Bagada. The defectors were from ANC, NAPK, and UDP among others," ODM said.

The opposition party started the recruitment drive in Busia County on Monday, January 15, 2024, before shifting the focus to Vihiga on Tuesday and Bungoma on Wednesday.

The exercise, which ends on January 27, will shift to the coastal region with a focus on Lamu, Tana River, Kilifi, Taita Taveta, Kwale and Mombasa counties.

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