Tuesday September 2, 2014 - Even as President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy, William Ruto, intensified efforts to infiltrate former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga’s strongholds with numerous social visits and fundraisers, the CORD leader has mulled a plan to beat them in their own game.
Raila, in collaboration with the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leadership in Meru County, which is a Jubilee zone, have picked a prominent businessman as the new branch chairman in order to woo more members from Uhuru’s TNA to join ODM and CORD.
After consultations with Raila Odinga, a group calling itself ODM Mashinani decided to endorse outspoken businessman, Mutembei Mukarina, as the ODM chairman in the region, replacing Raila Odinga’s ‘brother’ from another mother, Aburi Mpuri, who is also the Tigania East MP.
Mutembei accepted his new role as the ODM chairman in Meru saying he will use his influence and money to ensure Uhuru’s TNA dies in the region.
He vowed to poach Uhuru’s men and women to join the winning team under the leadership of Raila Odinga.
However, Mpuri has vowed to give Mutembei a run for his money, saying he is still the ODM chairman in Meru and nothing and no one can replace him.
The former PM is expected to tour Meru on September 12th to open the new ODM headquarters in the region and to install Mutembei as chairman.
The Kenyan DAILY POST