ODM turn to county contractors for campaign funding
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party in Kakamega is gunning for the support of the county government contractors to fund its political campaigns.
On Friday, the party resolved to appeal for financial support from firms doing business with the Kakamega County.
The acting County Secretary Robert Makhanu told a news briefing after the closed door meeting that firms doing business with the County should be made to reciprocate.
Kakamega Deputy Governor Prof. Philip Kutima, also the County Chairman convened the meeting attended by youths, women leagues leaders from all the twelve sub countries.
The meeting comes against a backdrop of allegations that Capitol Hill has promised a boss of a power company a direct ticket.
A statement released to the press said officials repeatedly declared support for Prof. Kutima as bids to succeed governor Wycliffe Oparanya.
They asked Members of Parliament and County Assemblies (MPs and MCAs) and senior county employees to consider financing the party activities.
The party whose support in the county has been wanting is planning a series of activities including establishment of a county and constituency offices.
The officials said they support Prof. Kutima to be the party candidate for the 2022 gubernatorial race. "We shall desire hold joint primaries should ODM enter in to pre-election coalition," Makhanu concluded.