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ODM asks rebel Homa Bay MPs to quit

14 February 2015, 11:43 Victor Tinto in Homa Bay

Nairobi - After a huge win in the Homa Bay Senatorial by election, ODM has called on rebel MPs to quit and seek their elective positions under a different umbrella.

Despite huge apparent opposition to their candidate Moses Kajwang, the party's candidate delivered a crushing win in the election, winning by over 100,000 votes over opposing candidate Philip Okundi of the Maendeleo Party of Kenya.

And with the win, party chiefs were left with no option but to celebrate what was a huge statement of intent.

Chairman John Mbadi, who had fought off rebel MPs who had refused to agree with the party's choice of Moses Kajwang as candidate, was equivocal that they quit the party since their electorate had gone against their wishes.

The MPs, James Rege (Karachuonyo), George Oner (Rangwe) and Agostino Neto Oyugi (Ndhiwa) had opposed Kajwang's direct nomination and had even campaigned against him.

Mbadi did not choose his words, stating that their mandate was in question following their obvious disloyalty.

" We have to question the choices they made. They simply did not support the party and went against the party leader and supporters," he said.

" They have to look deep at themselves and question their values and place in the party. Their own people went against their choices."

" It might be they seek fresh mandate. They have embarrassed the party and themselves," Mbadi added.

Speaking to News24 though, Rege was not fussed by the accusations and said that he was in ODM to stay.

" It was a personal decision not to support Kajwang. That does not mean I do not want to be in ODM. That is not the case at all," he said.

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero too had been said to have supported Okundi, but he denied it at the last minute.

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