Orange Democratic Movement party has been dealt a blow after three out of five elected members of the Bungoma County assembly joined Ford Kenya party.

This happens a day after the Senate speaker Ken Lusaka joined Ford Kenya and will use it as the party for the August polls.

Addressing the press in Bungoma on Saturday, Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang’ula observed that their entry is a boost to lion party.

The Bungoma senator stated that local politicians have started rejoining the party after bad leaders left.

He was referring to Bungoma governor Wycliffe Wangamati, Kanduyi Mp Wafula Wamunyinyi and his Tongaren counterpart Eseli Simiyu who joined Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K).

Wamunyinyi is the current DAP-K party leader while Eseli serves as the secretary general.

ODM elected MCAs who were received by Wetang’ula on Friday at Posta ground included Khalaba Ward MCA Okumu Majimbo and his Township counterpart Joseph Maguda.

On Saturday, the FK party leader also received Mihuu ward MCA Violet Makhanu and a Ndivisi ward MCA aspirant Mrs.Florah.

Other independent MCAs who have since joined to Ford Kenya party include Namwela’s CharlesĀ  Nangulu, David Barasa of Kimilili ward, Martin Wanyonyi of Ndivisi who will contesting for Webuye East MP’s seat and Jubilee’s Jane Chebet of Cheptais going for Mt.Elgon seat.

Wetang’ula stated that despite ODM planning a coup in Ford Kenya to form DAP-K have suffered a blow after its MCAs joined FK.

“We will raid the remaining wards which include Bukembe East and Maraka to ensure they all join FK so that we will have them elected on our party starting from the governor to majority MCAs in the next assembly,” he said.

He regretted giving the nomination certificate in 2017 including the governor have turned out to be enemies of development.

“We want to bring back sanity and good sense to our party and county, those who were elected have let down our people, corrupt and have shown open rudeness, we want leaders who will listen to our people and take them as our bosses,” said Weta. 


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