By James Mbaka for the Star
Kitutu Chache South MP Richard Onyonka has ditched ODM party for Ford Kenya.
The outspoken second term lawmaker will now work with Moses Wetang’ula, a move coming five months after he rejoined the Orange party.
Hon Onyonka said he feared being rigged out of ODM nominations abd that will campaign for Raila since Ford Kenya is in NASA.
Onyonka made a hasty retreat last October and trooped back to ODM after two months of association with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee party under the barner Kisii Unity (Obomo Bwo Omogusii) speahed by Charles Nyachae and senator Chris Obure.
Ford Kenya is a member of the National Super Alliance (NASA). Raila, Wetang’ula, Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), and Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) are its key leaders.
Hon Onyonka will deputise Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale at the party. Khalwale is the party’s deputy leader.
“I am extremely happy and proud of this. I will give it my best shot,” Onyonka told the local media during a phone interview.
The MP accused ODM leaders in Kisii county of planning to rig him out of the April nominations. However most of his constituents termed his exit a strtaegy to cover for the money he recived from Jubilee and that he was under pressure from Statehouse to make good his promise of ditching odm.
“I have absolutely no outstanding issues with the ODM leader (Raila). My fear is the nominations will not be free and fair,” Onyonka said.