You've home, don't give up - Isaac Mwaura to ODM rebel MPs

ODM accused the MPs of betrayal after they vowed to work with Ruto.

In Summary
  • The President held a meeting with opposition MPs including those who were expelled from ODM.
  • However, a Court temporarily stopped the party from expelling Ojienda, Odhiambo and Jalang'o from the party.
Former nominated MP Isaac Mwaura speaking during the launch of a new plant-based sunscreen for Albinism Society of Kenya on August 3, 2023.
Former nominated MP Isaac Mwaura speaking during the launch of a new plant-based sunscreen for Albinism Society of Kenya on August 3, 2023.
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Former nominated senator Isaac Mwaura has advised the five rebel ODM MPs not to give up after they were suspended by the party for vowing to work with President William Ruto.

Mwaura was reacting after the rebel MPs and others visited Ruto at State House again on Wednesday.

Raila had accused the MPs of betrayal after they visited State House a number of times to meet the president.

Mwaura said that the rebel MPs should know they have a home and such tribulations will make them stronger.

"The ‘rebels’ have a home. Soldier on, don’t give up. This is how strong leaders are made. I went through this twice so you will overcome it! The MPs paid the President a visit at State House," he said.

The President held a meeting with opposition MPs including those who were expelled from ODM.

Present were ODM expelled MPs Elisha Odhiambo (Gem), Caroli Omondi (Suba South), Gideon Ochanda (Bondo), Phelix Odiwuor (Lang’ata) and Kisumu Senator Tom Ojienda.

However, a Court temporarily stopped the party from expelling Ojienda, Odhiambo and Jalang'o from the party.

The Political Parties Disputes Tribunal gave the orders after the three challenged their expulsion over allegations of violating the party’s constitution.

 “In the interim and pending the hearing and determination of this Application, this Honourable Tribunal hereby issues interim conservatory orders staying the implementation and/or execution of the decision of the 1st Respondent to expel the Complainant/Applicants, from the Orange Democratic Movement Party,” PPDT chairperson Desma Nungo said in court papers.

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