No chills as Millie Odhiambo goes for Gladys Wanga’s neck in ODM women showdown
In a week where President Uhuru Kenyatta, his Deputy William Ruto and National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale rallied Kenyans to offer more leadership positions to women, South North MP Millie Odhiambo spared no efforts to fight one of her own kind.
This after the legislator lashed out at Home Bay Women Representative Gladys Wanga while also pouring cold water on her gubernatorial ambitions.
In a hard-hitting message on her social media pages, Odhiambo insisted that in as much as she supports women leadership, Wanga’s case was an exception.
In a statement that would point a split in Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), Odhiambo even termed a ‘Wanga governorship’ the ‘worst possible mistake’.
“Gladys would be the worst mistake Home Bay would make for the choice of governor. She has not done well with the National Government Affirmative Action fund and the ever-consuming Sacco,” Odhiambo wrote on Facebook.
“I hereby declare you do not have my support. You can unleash all the online warriors in heaven and on earth but it only makes my resolve firm. I do not support you, period,” Odhiambo added.
Wanga has recently expressed interest in replacing Cyprian Awiti as the County Governor, in a race which could put her up against fellow lawmakers John Mbadi and Opondo Kaluma.