Luo elders now want ODM Raila Odinga to stop engaging in grassroots politics

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Luo elders now want ODM’s Raila Odinga to stop engaging in grassroots politics

A number of Luo elders now advise ODM leader Raila Odinga to withdraw from grassroots politics.

Suba Council of Elders advised Azimio’s leader to concentrate on his campaign for the chairmanship of the African Union Commission.

The elders, speaking to journalists in the town of Sindo, contended that Raila’s involvement in constituency politics is unfavourable due to his elevated status as an international politician.

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“We wish Hon Odinga success in his quest to become the next chairperson of AUC. We urge him to focus on continental campaigns instead of being dragged to Kirundu (backward village) fights by politicians who cry Baba reswa (Baba save us),” said Joab Ikawa, who read their statement.

Last Sunday, during rallies in the Suba South Constituency, Raila criticised Caroli Omondi, a member of parliament for Suba South, for working with President William Ruto.

Conversely, he endorsed John Mbadi, the national chairman of the ODM, to assume the parliamentary seat in Suba South during the 2027 general election.

However, the elders advised Omondi to maintain his association with President Ruto.

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“We call upon our MP to engage politically with as many leaders across the country to explore new formations that will help us get development projects and promote unity,” Ikawa said.

“All people who want the Suba South parliamentary seat are our children. We appeal to Odinga to leave us alone and choose the one who is capable of leading us among our children come the next election,” added Nelson Ounga.

Elders advocated for peace, stating that an excess of politics would impede progress.

“We want peace to prevail in Suba South to enable us to get the development projects we deserve. Let Caroli Omondi be given time to serve the people,” said Samuel Angugo.

The initiatives consist of the Sh2.8 billion tarmacking of the 74-kilometer Sori-Magunga-Sindo-Mbita road and the Sh115 million rehabilitation of the Sindo-Nyagwethe-Nyandiwa-Sori road.

Additional initiatives include the implementation of WiFi in the Magunga and Nyandiwa markets, as well as the provision of electricity and national fibre optic connections.

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Luo elders now want ODM’s Raila Odinga to stop engaging in grassroots politics

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