Revealed: Why Joho Skipped ODM Meeting Chaired by Raila

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Revealed: Why Joho Skipped ODM Meeting Chaired by Raila

On Wednesday, April 3, former Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho did not attend the Orange Democratic Party (ODM) Central Committee meeting, which was headed by Raila Odinga.

Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna said after the meeting that Joho is in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and apologized for missing the meeting.

“We have had a meeting of the central committee, it was full house except with the apologies of deputy party leader Hassan Ali Joho who is in Mecca,” said Sifuna.

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During the meeting, the committee discussed the ODM grassroots elections, the political party money, the continuing physicians’ strike, school capitation, and the bogus subsidized fertilizer.

The ODM’s highest decision-making body urged the government to release the political party finance.

The committee also decided to hold party grassroots elections on April 27, 2024, in Kwale Busia and Siaya Counties.

The elections in April Kajiado, Migori, and Wajir counties will take place on April 29, 2024, followed by Kisii, Vihiga, and Murang’a counties on April 30, 2024.

“A further timetable covering the next batch of counties shall be released in due course,” ODM stated.

At the same time, the party asked that the government deliver all capitation money to all schools before they reopened for the second term, as well as implement the Basic Salary for doctors in accordance with the 2017-2021 CBA, which had been agreed upon, signed, and registered.

“We equally support calls by doctors for annual and incremental recruitment of doctors and other healthcare workers until the country attains the recommended levels of staffing for various levels of facilities. That is what the government does with teachers, police, and military,” the party stated.

ODM also demanded the resignation of staff from the Ministry of Agriculture, the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), and the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) who were involved in the fake subsidized fertilizer scandal.

“Those found to be responsible for these criminal activities of supplying fake seeds and fertilizers must be charged with sabotage and engagement in organized criminal activity,” ODM added.

In addition, the opposition party urged the government to cut the price of subsidized fertilizer from Ksh 2,500 for a 50-kilogram bag to Ksh 1500 as a sign of remorse and respect for farmers.

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Revealed: Why Joho Skipped ODM Meeting Chaired by Raila

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