DOOM FOR ODM AS A SECTION OF KILIFI AND BUNGOMA LEADERS DROP SUPPORT

A movement has been formed in Kilifi county to garner support for the Jubilee Party ahead of 2017 elections. The team dubbed Mung’aro and Jubilee is aimed at changing county leadership and weaken the ODM stronghold in favour of Jubilee. Elsewhere leaders from Bungoma have vowed to support Namwamba and Waluke who recently decamped from ODM to ensure that Bungoma county is developed like other counties in the country .

Representatives of the movement from all the seven constituencies of Kilifi are said to have held a meeting at Rafiki hotel in Malindi and came up with a resolution of broadening its networks to reach out the masses in the grassroots in support of Jubilee .
The agenda in their campaign is aimed at kicking out the current leadership of the county Governor Amason Kingi to replace him with Kilifi North MP Gideon Mung’aro terming him as fit for the position.

Peter Ponda a former Malindi County Council Chairman who is leading the movement said they have the blessings of Mung’aro to ensure the county delivers the Jubilee vote. Ponda assured President Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto that a bigger percentage of Kilifi county votes shall go to Jubilee party in the 2017 general elections.

Else where Bungoma County legislators Ababu Namwamba and John Waluke who recently resigned from ODM have asked their supporters to remain calm as they strategize on which party to join after relingushing their positions in ODM as Secretary General and ODM Vice Chair respectively. Speaking during a meeting with ODM leaders from Bungoma the leaders accused the party of denying them resources to facilitate party development while they were seniors leaders in the part. Leaders present in the meeting promised to support Waluke and Namwamba’s decision arguing that that decision would bring development to their county .

Kilifi County and the entire Coast region are renowned ODM strongholds but Jubilee has been penetrating ground with a view to win popularity since they formed government.