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Ababu Namwamba hints at decamping ODM

18 August 2014, 13:50 Ken Laban

Budalangi - Budalangi MP, Ababu Nmwamba has hinted that the Luhya community will form another party in preparation for 2017 general elections.

Namwamba said their political movement will shock and shake the entire country in the coming general election.

He decried 'mistreated in ODM' and said it was time leaders with the interest of Kenyans at heart moved fast to salvage the country from tribal, egocentric politicans determined to see the country go to the dogs.

“An army of one million men can be stopped but you cannot stop an idea whose time has come. The reason I am being fought is because I am good; a threat to certain interests,” said Ababu.

He observed that what kills the country aspiration is lack of listening leaders and pleaded with the leadership of major parties to listen to the cries of Kenyans and not push tribal agendas to the national table.

“The late Vice President, Goerge Saitoti once said times come when the country is bigger than an individual. I urge all political leaders to reflect on his assertion and protect our country,” urged Namwamba.

Luhya numbers ‘tyrannical’ yet not reflective

He called on the Luhya community to register as voters so they can give him a good bargaining ground in national politics.

Namwamba was speaking in a fundraiser at Mushiliro Anglican Church in Navakholo Constituency, Kakamega County, where he noted that their numbers were ‘tyrannical’ yet not reflective in national politics.

“We must not always dance to the tunes of others. Let’s make our own tune so that when others come with theirs, we can blend and dance together,” said Ababu.

“On paper, we have numbers but in reality, we are just a group that is compromised by other people. We are easily swayed to dance to the tune of others. When will we learn to support one of our own? We are the solution to this tyranny of numbers acclamation,” he observed.

Also present at the function were Kakamega County women representative Racheal Ameso who said it was not fair for Namwamba to be swindled out of ODM party Secretary General position when he almost died fighting for the party during last elections.

“We tell you (Ababu) not to accept to be led by retired people who lost focus with the flow of Kenyan politics. They sacrificed you because you are smart and would easily take on Kenyan leadership,” remarked Ameso.

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