A section of Jubilee affiliated leaders in Kuria who lost in August 8 general elections have defected to NASA and thrown their weight behind Raila Odinga’s election as Kenyas fifth President.
KANU Isibania ward loser in the August 8 polls John Marwa, while speaking to the press at ODM office in Migori town said they decided to support Raila Odinga as a way of promoting peace in the county.
He said the Kuria and Luo communities have coexisted peacefully over time and that their relationship has to be cemented by supporting the popular presidential candidate in the region.
Marwa Chacha from Nyamosense Ward in Kuria West said all the parties allied to Jubilee in the just concluded general elections have decided to support Raila Odinga presidency during the October 26 Presidential rerun.
Even in the Bible, God said love your neighbour. That is why our allegiance has shifted to Raila Odinga, who is our close neighbour, she said.
Migori County ODM Secretary Joseph Nyambori welcomed the defectors and challenged them to mobilise more community members to support the Nasa candidate.
Nyambori said that Nasa has opened doors for all Kenyans who have the same agenda with them.
Source: Kenya News Agency