Fears that the biggest party in Kenya may be rendered homeless if the party’s landlord, Mr Caroli Omondi, also an aspirant in the Homa Bay senate is defeated during nominations slated for next week are unfounded.
A source close to Mr Omondi, who was a senior staffer at the office of the Prime Minister, has told this writer the Orange Democratic Movement headquarters will remain open and functional even if Caroli loses the senatorial nominations.
Yesterday, Mr. Omondi presented his nomination papers to Orange House and spent nearly the whole day chatting with other contestants and party hawks who thronged the compound to engage with the aspirants.
The aspirants had jovial day, roasting each other with allegations that some have already shipped delegates to nearby countries with Mr Omondi’s group heading for Uganda.
The worst joke went to Moses Kajwang’, who was said to have taken his delegates to Migingo island, for lack of funds to let them cross the border.
Migori politician Ochieng’ Mbeo who also wanted to vie for the Homa Bay seat pulled out while Nairobi businessman Hillary Alila did not turn up the whole day even as he had earlier indicated he will contest using ODM ticket.