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Kajiado ODM house in Limbo after mass defection to Jubilee

Kajiado ODM defectors received by governor David ole Lenku (third left) and his deputy Martin Moshisho (third right). They are from left Daniel Tenaai, Daniel Osoi, Kakuta Maimai and Esther Somoire on September 19 in Kajiado town.
Kajiado ODM defectors received by governor David ole Lenku (third left) and his deputy Martin Moshisho (third right). They are from left Daniel Tenaai, Daniel Osoi, Kakuta Maimai and Esther Somoire on September 19 in Kajiado town.

The Kajiado county ODM’s nerve center was left in shreds on Tuesday after its top officials crossed to Jubilee and declared that “It is over with NASA”.

Those who crossed over to Jubilee at a ceremony presided over by governor Joseph ole Lenku and held at Enchula Resort Club in Kajiado town were; Daniel Osoi, Daniel Tenaai, Kakuta Maimai and Esther Somoire.

Osoi is the immediate former county ODM coordinator and the man, who campaigned for former governor David Nkedianye in 2013.

He is also the man behind the election of 8 NASA MCAs across the county in the last election.

Tenaai vied and came second in the senate race against Jubilee’s Philip Mpayeei, while Maimai competed against Peris Tobiko in Kajiado East parliamentary race and lost when he came second.

Somoire raced against Janet Teyiaa (Jubilee) for the seat of county women rep and came second.

The four were depended upon by the NASA top fraternity to deliver votes for Raila Odinga and former governor Nkedianye.

In the absence of the four, ODM is now considered, by political pundits, as dead and buried.

All the four did not wish to be reminded of their past in ODM as they walked to Jubilee saying they ready to work with President Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of the October 17 repeat presidential poll.

Speaking after receiving the ODM defectors, Lenku called on them to be free to interact with Jubilee leadership at any level.

“Jubilee is a big house that is enough for all Kenyans. We shall strive to live in peace with all and sundry, irrespective of who voted for us or not,” said Lenku.

Lenku was accompanied by his deputy, Martin Moshisho at the ceremony.

 

 

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