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Silas Jakakimba former Raila Odinga’s aide cuts link with ODM

Lawyer Silas Jakakimba who served as an advisor to opposition leader Raila Odinga has officially resigned as the lead legal advisor in Governor Gladys Wanga’s government.

In a statement, Mr Jakakimba, who is in South Africa, said he was grateful to have served in the position since October 11, 2022.

“Whereas we still believe in this journey and give our word to continue supporting the Governor to deliver on her mandate – and due to emerging and increasing commitments earlier unforeseen, I have today rendered my resignation from the said office, with immediate effect,” part of the resignation statement read in part.

He, however, said that he would still work closely with the governor as he believed and supported her leadership style.

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Governor Wanga is yet to comment on the resignation of the talented lawyer.

Mr Jakakimba in March resigned as an advisor to Mr Odinga after he fell out with his daughter Ms Winnie.

Recently, he has been warming up to working with the current government that President Dr William Ruto leads.

The former aide to Mr Odinga called out Ms Winnie who is currently a MP at the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) for allegedly insulting him as he maintained that he demanded respect from her.

In a series of tweets, the lawyer accused Ms Winnie of insulting him for taking a photo with President  Ruto.

Mr Jakakimba had taken the photo when Dr Ruto toured Homabay County. Ms Wanga is also part of the photo.

After the fall-out with Ms Winnie, Mr Jakakimba uploaded the photo on Twitter, which he uses as his cover photo.

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