Seek God first before power, MP tells ODM

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MidiwoMost supporters of the Raila Odinga-led ODM believe the party has failed to capture power in the last two General Elections because of poll rigging.

The narrative of a community that has been denied State House occupancy twice runs through the 2007/08 post-election violence and 2013 Supreme Court case, whose outcome failed to assuage the feelings of injustice.

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But it now appears that all that talk about rigging may have been misplaced—if not an excuse—all along, if Cord’s Deputy Minority Leader Jakoyo Midiwo’s “divine revelations” is anything that may help shed some light on why power has eluded Jakom and his team in closely contested polls. In his moment of illumination, Midiwo—he of the “Jakom, they want to kill you” fame—has finally cracked the perennial ODM election jinx.

Not only does he now know why the party has been failing to win, he has a ready and easy solution to the problem. According to the Gem MP, power has eluded Cord in general and Luo Nyanza in particular, because most of the party members do not go to church and instead spend the day of worship drinking in bars and frolicking in clubs.

“I ask Cord leaders to respect Sundays by serving God instead of spending hours drinking in bars so that God can help them win the top post,” he said during a function in Uriri recently. Winning top seat Midiwo, who has seen the light and is on the path of divine visions, had a warning to deliver concerning the next General Election: Cord risks missing the coveted seat again in 2017 unless its leaders seek spiritual intervention.

In his revelations, he says the Rift Valley and Central communities clinch power because they serve God, adding if the party does not change tact, they may not capture the top seat in future. “Luo-Nyanza leaders must also stop consulting witchdoctors if they hope to ascend to power.

Besides cultivating a healthy and fulfilling relationship with the true God, they, too, must obey His commandment to give generously during offertory,” said the MP “It shocked me when I joined Kikuyus at Juja Catholic church and saw those whom I meet in Nairobi giving offerings worth Sh993, 000 on a single Sunday.

And that is why God has been helping them to get power,” he said . Midiwo, who was accompanied by West Gem Ward Rep Jared Abayo and Gem CDF officials led by their manager Ambrose Rieni, said God blesses a cheerful giver, adding that has been indisputably been manifested in Kenya’s struggle for power.

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