Raila, Ababu Meet, Discuss Upcoming Grassroot Elections

ODM leader Raila Odinga held talks with the party’s secretary general Ababu Namwamba on Tuesday.

A statement on Raila’s website said the meeting was part of regular consultations that the party leader holds with ODM’s top brass as it “prepares to ascend to power in 2017.”

This is the first time the two have met following a meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Namwamba at State House in June.

The talks with Raila today focused on the party’s forthcoming grassroots elections slated for the end of July.

“The two leaders also addressed the issue of socio-economic empowerment for the people through the issuance of identity cards and birth certificates.

They resolved to continue spearheading this effort to ensure the youth are empowered to take charge of their destiny,” the statement read.

The Budalang’i MP was accused of being a mole for the Jubilee government by a section of ODM members following the meeting with Uhuru which focused on revival of Mumias Sugar.

He however denied the allegations stating that his meeting was in the interest of the Western region. Namwamba added that his agenda was to bring victory to ODM in the next general elections.