Kisii is one of the six counties in larger Nyanza region. The region is currently dominated by ODM party but deputy president William Ruto has been trying to make inroads in the county ahead of 2022 polls. The second in command has toured the county severally for a series of political rallies.
Kisii deputy governor Joash Maangi made a surprise move by defecting UDA party and joined ODM party. The vocal politician was among leaders who attended Raila Odinga Azimio La Umoja launch in Kasarani stadium on 10th this month.
Yesterday the deputy governor joined ODM leaders for the burial ceremony of the late Mama Anastasia Adongo at Alego Usonga constituency in Siaya county. The late Anastasia Adongo was wife of Alego Usonga ODM branch chairman Mr. John Orwenjo.
Speaking in the burial ceremony, Kisii deputy governor publicly said that he decided to ditch deputy president William Ruto's UDA party to ODM party after intensive consultation with Kisii governor James Ongwae.
He drummed support for ODM party leader Raila Odinga presidential bid. He urged Nyanza residents to fully back Raila Odinga presidential bid under Azimio La Umoja movement. He urged Siaya residents to support Raila Odinga candidature by 99 percent.
The deputy governor who is also vying for Kisii gubernatorial bid vowed to support Raila Odinga presidential candidature in Kisii county. He also sought forgiveness from Nyanza elders for misleading Kisii residents.
Several ODM leaders from Nyanza region attended the burial ceremony. They include Siaya deputy governor James Okumbu, Siaya senator James Orengo, Alego Usonga legislator Samuel Atandi, EALA legislator Oburu Odinga, Alego Usonga ODM branch chairman John Orwenjo among other elected leaders.
The video for Kisii deputy governor Joash Maangi speech was shared by Nyanza ODM blogger Douglas Magiri on his official Facebook page. Below is the link.
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