Magerer ends misery, quits ODM
14 November 2014, 14:26
Nairobi - Magerer Lang'at has ended his ODM misery and quit the party.
The embattled former Executive Director of the orange party announced Friday morning in a talk show on a local radio station to state his stand.
He said that he had decided to quit the party after being humiliated by some members of the party who he says he could not just work with again following his predicament.
He pointed to the incident where he was roughed up and thrown out of Orange House two weeks ago as the key reason for his departure from the party, saying it could have all been done in a better way.
" I am no longer part of ODM. I left the party last week," he said.
" The reason is that I have been treated like an outsider by people I have worked with for many years and they chose to air their grievances in a manner that I cannot and will not agree with," he added.
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He said that has spoken to party leader Raila Odinga over the matter but had chosen to leave on principle.
" There was an option in my contract to end my deal with the party amicably but they insisted that they had to use the violent option and that just put me off".
" I respect Raila alot but the way I was treated and the punishments meted out to those that did it have led me to believe the party is not serious about doing things in a professional manner," he added.
Magerer's departure will be music to the ears of a number of ODM members, with the party's secretariat calling on him Thursday to leave the party in peace.
Raila had earlier said that the former assistant minister would not be sacked and would not leave the party thus it waits to be seen what his reaction to the departure will be.
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