Wanjiru was 'useless' to ODM
11 October 2014, 15:47
Nairobi - Margaret Wanjiru's exit from the Orange Democratic Movement ODM is good news, as far as Jakoyo Midiwo is concerned.
Wanjiru announced Friday that she has left the orange party after being frustrated by the bureaucracies within the Raila Odinga lead organization.
The now 'free agent' Wanjiru says she quit the party in 2012 after she was dropped from the party's Nairobi gubernatorial race in the March 2013 General Elections.
She says that instead of the party standing with her during that time, she was sidelined and that was despite years of working hard to keep the party and its image intact.
Wanjiru spoke Friday during the graduation ceremony for the St Paul's University in Limuru where she graduated with a degree in Theology.
Midiwo though, says that Wanjiru was a spent force and in effect not of any use to ODM.
" She was a spent force. She was not a key member of the party and with her antics, I think it is better that she leaves the party in peace".
" I think that when you have a problem, you solve it within the party, not run out to complain to the world", he added.
Wanjiru spoke painfully about her last days in ODM but says she has forgiven all and is seeking to move on and find another party.
" I am no longer in ODM. I quit ages ago. Its been nearly two years since I quit the party", she said.
Wanjiru recounted her bitter final days in the party.
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" I was treated like an outsider by the party when it mattered to me. I stood with the party through thick and thin. I was there when battles needed to be fought but at my time of need I was left out", she said.
She said that during the run-up to the General Elections, the party did not take a stance as regards here qualifications, of which she says she had legitimate ones (Governors must have read to degree level) and that the party simply leaned towards current Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero.
" They did not support me. I was simply left to my own devices and that hurt badly, especially after all I had done for the party", she added.
Wanjiru says that she is looking for a party, with stories circulating that she will stand for a seat in the 2017 General Election under President Uhuru Kenyatta's National Alliance.
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