9 MPs criticised by ODM for meeting Ruto at State House.

Nine ODM MPs have come under fire for meeting President William Ruto on Tuesday morning at State House.

According to the party’s director of communications, Philip Etale, neither they nor the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition were surprised by the MPs’ actions.

“The party has been monitoring closely the behind-the-scenes activities involving some of them and today was just the climax,” he said in a statement.

The MPs include Shakeel Shabir (Kisumu East, Independent), Elisha Odhiambo (Gem), Mark Nyamita (Uriri), Caroli Omondi (Suba South), Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang’o (Lang’ata), Paul Abuor (Rongo), John Owino (Awendo), and Kisumu Senator Tom Ojienda, they also included Gideon Ochanda

Etale characterised the State House gatherings as a ploy to deflect the public’s focus away from the nation’s high cost of living, intolerable school fees and corruption.

Etale added that the Kenya Kwanza government has begun duping some ODM leaders to thwart the anti-Ruto protests as a result of the Azimio marches.

“We know that in the quest for legitimate leadership, there are those who will fall by the wayside and some will be compromised, but the movement remains unstoppable,” he added.

Etale emphasised that the goal of the populist movement is to uphold the constitution.

He said that leaders that betray Kenyans by taking assistance to thwart the pursuit of reforms will face harsh judgement from history.

ODM has urged Kenyans to disregard such politicians, characterising them as egotistical.

“We call on Kenyans to ignore such selfish leaders who only care about their stomachs and not the well-being of the millions of poor Kenyans,” Etale said.


Written by Brian Mayodi

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