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Ex-TNA Secretary General Onyango Oloo defects to ODM

Former TNA Secretary General, Onyango Oloo, has defected to the Orange Democratic Movement.

Mr Oloo said he will officially announce his move to the Raila Odinga led party on Wednesday morning.

He is expected to lead a host of other Jubilee Party members who will be crossing over to ODM.

“I will be making the official announcement tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8:30 am at the Public Service Club in Kisumu where I will give details of my move,” he told Daily Nation by phone.

Mr Oloo will thereafter join Cord leader Mr Odinga in his tours to mobilize Kenyans to register as voters ahead of the August 8 elections.


Mr Oloo was left out in the line-up of the new Jubilee Party launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto in September last year.

His contract as the chairman of the Lake Basin Development Authority was also not renewed.

He was replaced by former Rarieda MP Raphael Tuju who also appeared to have edged him out of the ruling coalition’s top leadership where he was recently appointed head of President Kenyatta’s campaign secretariat.


ODM party, led by secretary general Dr Agnes Zani, director of elections Junet Mohammed and director of political affairs Opiyo Wandayi welcomed Mr Oloo’s move saying it was a sign the Jubilee government had started crumbling before the August elections.

But TNA nominated senator Joy Gwendo said she would remain in the Jubilee Party while URP activist George Ayugi termed Mr Oloo’s defection as good riddance.

“It is his democratic right but we must tell our people in Nyanza that the Jubilee Party will recapture power and it is high time they joined the government,” Mr Ayugi said.