ODM Awards A Coastal Senator In A Bid To Revive Its Popularity In The Coast
By wasalie | self meida writer
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The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has appointed the Kilifi senator as a deputy senate Minority leader in a bid to revive its dying glory at the coastal region.
Stewart Madzayo was today nominated at the senate after Cleopas Malala the senator of Kakamega on an ANC ticket was outsted.
Coastal region has been the ODM stronghold for many years until recently when leaders allied to the former prime minister Raila Odinga started ditching the party.
Amason Kingi the governor of Kilifi who was elected on an ODM ticket had stated earlier that he was ditching the party to form a coastal based party that would represent his people on a National level.
The coastal governors were today seen at statehouse with president Uhuru Kenyatta earlier today. They include Amason Kingi of Kilifi ,Hassan Joho of Mombasa and the governor of Kwale Salim Mvurya.
Analysts are suggesting that the three governors decision is a strategy by the jubilee party to destroy the ODM influence at the coastal region.
Whereas the coastal governors are alleged to be moving out of ODM ,the western Kenya Member of Parliament are moving out of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) a party associated with the deputy president William Samoei Ruto.
Didmus Barasa ,Who is an Mp allied to UDA is rumoured to be moving out ahead of the 2022 general polls.
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