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Senator wants Magerer kicked out of ODM

10 November 2014, 20:55 William Korir

Nairobi - Calls for the removal of suspended Orange Democratic Movement executive director Magerer Lang'at from the party have risen just a day to his disciplinary summon.

The calls have hit fever pitch in recent days, especially following the weekend interview with a local newspaper that pointed at Lang'at's continued dissent to party leader Raila Odinga's leadership.

Lang'at was quoted as saying he blames Raila for the trouble that took place in the party which resulted in him being thoroughly beaten ten days ago.

That followed accusations that pointed at him saying Raila should not stand for the presidency in the 2017 General Elections and that the party had lost direction and needed new leadership.

And now Elizabeth Ongoro, former MP and now nominated senator at the party, says Lang'at should leave the party if he does not have any faith in it.

" I think that he should leave the party if he does not feel that it is what he wants or deems the right vehicle for him individually, she said.

Ongoro says that news of Lang'at's misdemeanours have been common talk within party circles and that it is time something was done about it.

" It has been going on for a while now. No one has confidence and even he says he has no confidence in the party, so why remain in such a key position then?" she posed.

Ongoro is one of those summoned by the party to explain the violence against Lang'at that took place and says that she does not condone violence and will not do so.

" I do not condone violence in any form. That said, what happened was a culmination of many things that have been happening at the party and they must be looked at," she added.

It is understood that party leader Raila Odinga is for Lang'at retaining his position but is disillusioned by his latest comments.

" The comments were disappointing and they have put Raila on the spot. He favours a Lang'at stay but now it could have changed," a source close to the CORD leader told News24.

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