Kidero can support whoever he wants, says ODM chief
27 January 2015, 16:40
Nairobi - Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero can support whoever he pleases for the Homa Bay Senatorial seat, a key Orange Democratic Movement ODM official has said.
Kidero has openly showed his support for Maendeleo Party of Kenya candidate Philip Okundi in the soon to be by elections.
He, together with some MPs have stated that they support Okundi over ODM candidate Moses Kajwang, who many have suggested is not the best choice for the party.
And with threats from within to have Kidero and others punished for supporting people from different organizations growing, there has been a word of support for Kidero from within the party ranks.
Head of the party's disciplinary Committee Farah Maalim has said that no piece of legislation says Kidero should not support any other candidate and says that it is his democratic right to do so.
" I do not get the noise about Kidero and whoever he is supporting for the Homa Bay election," Maalim posed to News24.
" Obviously it is ideal that he supports a member of ODM but there is no legislation that states he will be wrong to support anyone else".
" Anyway, we have seen even the party leader Raila Odinga support people from different parties in the past, so it is not an issue and those calling out for one should let it be," he added.
Maalim insists that the best person and one that is supported by the people will prevail in the elections and that should be the idea that is supported,
" Okundi is a friend of ours and we know the reasons why he left. As for the election, the best person will win. It is the will of the people," he added.
Kajwang will be looking to replace his late brother Gerald Otieno Kajwang who died of cardiac arrest late last year.
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