Governor Nyong’o lectures ODM ‘rebels’ who met President Ruto
Kisumu governor Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o has sharply criticised a section of ODM lawmakers who visit President William Ruto in State House on Tuesday morning.
The governor chided the MPs for their self-seeking action of meeting the president and his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua without the party’s blessing.
“I am not surprised that an amalgam of self-seeking MPs went to State House without the blessing of our progressive party, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM),” Prof Nyong’o tweeted.
To further drive home his point, the governor cited a famous quote by renowned Russian revolutionary, politician and political theorist Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Vladimir Lenin.
Lenin introduced widespread reforms confiscating land for redistribution among the permitting non-Russian nations to declare themselves independent, improving labour rights, and increasing access to education.
“After all, in a revolutionary situation such as the one currently staring us in the face in Kenya it is helpful for the ODM leadership to remember Lenin’s warning. In a revolutionary situation, V.I. Lenin wrote: Better fewer but Better,” Prof Nyong’o wrote.
The political leaders who met the president and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua at State House were led by Kisumu Senator Prof Tom Ojienda. The delegation comprised MPs Gideon Ochanda (Bondo), Caroli Omondi (Suba-South), Elisha Odhiambo (Gem), Shakeel Shabir (Kisumu East), Paul Abuor (Rongo), Mark Nyamita (Uriri), Walter Owino (Awendo) and Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang’o (Langata).
Also present was Cabinet Secretary for ICT Eliud Owalo. Mr Shabir won on an Independent ticket while the rest were elected on ODM ticket.
Earlier in the day, ODM Director of Communication Philip Etale accused the MPs of trying to undermine Mr Odinga, adding that their objective to press the Kenya Kwanza government to resign will go on.
Meanwhile, ODM leader Raila Odinga has since responded to the the deep divisions that have apparently emerged in the party, by saying the political outfit is still strong.