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Millie Odhiambo continues offensive on ODM leadership

25 February 2015, 18:50 William Korir

Nairobi - Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo continued her assault on the leadership of the Orange Democratic Movement ODM as she fights off suggestions she will be kicked out of the Orange party.

The MP has been angered by suggestions that she will be kicked out of the party after her involvement or lack of in the Homa Bay Senatorial by election.

Odhiambo did not support or campaign for the party's candidate Moses Kajwang and was quit throughout the campaign process.

There were suggestions that she did not support Kajwang, none of which she has ever commented on.

Over the weekend, party chief John Mbadi was ordered to deal with those members who did not side with the party's choice, Kajwang and instead supported his opponent Philip Okundi.

Odhiambo was included in that list.

But speaking in a local TV show Wednesday, the MP said that she would trash the party and its leadership and reveal deep secrets if the witch-hunt on her character continued.

She sensationally claimed that she used a fake nomination certificate to contest the March 2013 General Elections, and said she would reveal some more if need be.

" I will reveal many secrets if they do not leave me alone. There is enough to say," she said.

" They know the story of my nomination certificate. Ask them. They know too well," she said of the saga but did not expound too much afterwards.

Odhiambo together with three other MPs have been under-fire in recent weeks for their non support of current Homa Bay Senator Moses Kajwang during the campaign process last and this month.

The MP did not support Kajwang, nor did she support a different candidate.

Other Homa Bay MPs though, supported Kajwang's opponent Philip Okundi, in the process causing disunity in the party at a crucial time.

ODM leader Raila Odinga, over the weekend called on Mbadi to punish those leaders who were against party protocol.

The MPs are James Rege (Karachuonyo), George Oner (Rangwe), Agostino Neto Oyugi (Ndhiwa) and Odhiambo.

In a rejoinder though over the matter, Odhiambo cautioned Mbadi from engaging in politics that will end up hurting him and his credibility and instead focus on building the party.

She said that she has been vociferously loyal to the party and Raila and that anyone trying to kick her out of the party was an enemy of ODM.

" There are no grounds to expel anyone and any such move will be ill advised," she told News24 Tuesday.

" I have been in the party for a long time and I have fought battles that many have not, so it is ridiculous to hear of proposals to kick me out."

" I dare them to try it. We are the custodians of this party and it will remain that way whether they like it or not," she added.

The usually laid back Raila is understood to have grown frustrated with the number of party members openly going against protocol and rules.

He is said to have especially been angered by the move by the MPs and leaders to openly vouch for Okundi in the recent by elections.

And in a message delivered by ODM chairman Mbadi, Raila is keen to straighten the party as plans to kick on towards 2017 begin.

" There will be changes before the next election," Mbadi said Sunday of the plans by the party.

" He (Raila) wants changes and wants to see the persons against the party shift out and others who are loyal and have better ideas brought on board," he added.

The other MPs mentioned in the saga are yet to officially comment on the matter.

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