Ford Kenya MPs reconsider working with ODM over Wetangula’s ouster


Nairobi, KENYA: Ford Kenya party Members of Parliament have said that they are weighing on their working relationship with the Orange Democratic Party after the party ’s senators voted out their leader Moses Wetangula as Senate minority leader.

Speaking in a media briefing at parliamentary buildings,West Mugirango Member of Parliament Vincent Mogaka said that the move by ODM senators was in bad taste and flouts the spirit of the NASA coalition.

“We as ForKenya we condemn the unilateral decision by a section of ODM senators to vote out Moses Wetangula as the minority senate leader.”Mogaka said

The legislators vowed to reconsider their position in staying with the ODM party which they indicate that has been violating the coalition’s agreement.

“Going forward us in Ford Kenya we will strongly reconsider us being our union with the so called ODM,” Mogaka said.

The MPs accused the party of being insincere following the fact that the other parties which include Ford Kenya, Wiper and Amani National Congress have been backing Raila Odinga for presidential bids in 2013 and 2017 general elections.

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Senators on Tuesday, kicked out Moses Wetangula as the Senate Minority Leader and replaced him with Siaya Senator James Orengo.

In a meeting conducted by Ford Kenya at the party’s headquarters to determine Wetangula’s fate, nineteen Senators unanimously voted to oust him out as Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala is set to deputize Orengo.