Silas Jakakimba dumps ODM for UDM in Homa Bay race

SilasSilas Jakakimba, former aide to Raila Odinga, has declared he will contest the Homa Bay Senate seat on a UDM ticket after quitting ODM in protest.

Mr Jakakimba at a press conference accused ODM of nominating Mr Moses Kajwang’ the brother to the late senator Otieno Kajwang without valid reasons.

“I went into this race telling our People that I was ready to partner with them, as a servant leader, to steer Homa-Bay to greater heights and together with the County Government, focus on improving the lives of our folks.

“This dream was cut short when ODM chose the easier route of awarding its certificate to my brother Moses Kajwang’, purely based on no criteria at all, and if any, pedestrian at the best,” said Mr Jakakimba.

Mr Jakakimba said ODM elections board has taken its bad manners too far by nominating someone who joined the party a few days ago instead of those who have served and sacrificed for the party.

“It alleged to have done an ‘internal popularity survey’, which in its estimation, saw my friend Moses, who joined ODM and public life few days ago, ‘beat’ the rest of us, and purportedly more popular, from Nyakwere, to Kendu-Bay, to Oyugis, to Magunga, to Mfangano Island, and everywhere else”.

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