ODM Kisii branch has moved to reclaim its former political glory after it experienced defections of some officials who moved to Jubilee party recently.

The Branch held a meeting in Kisii town over the weekend, a few days after the Branch Chairman, Senator Chris Obure, Organising Secretary, Joash Maangi and South Mugirango Member of Parliament (MP), Manson Oyongo, quit the party.

Legislators Richard Onyonka and Simeon Ogari who had expressed the wish to jump ship, were however,  pardoned by the ODM Party Leader, Raila Odinga, after change of mind.

The party opposition leaders and branch officials said they intended to draw strategies on how to consolidate the local community’s vote before approaching the impending elections.

Kisii County Governor, James Ongwae, denied existence of cracks within the party branch, citing the presence of Richard Onyonka at the meeting.

Governor Ongwae said the issue of vacancies in the branch did not arise because the office bearers will resign in due course according to the elections laws.

He disclosed that a series of meetings would be made to drum support from the area electorate in the August elections.

Branch Organising Secretary, Amos Andama, said the agenda of the meeting was meant to ensure, ODM swept all the elective positions in the county.

Richard Onyonka, termed the approaching elections as a fight that should not be taken lying down and urged the party supporters to adequately prepare for the win.

Onyonka urged supporters to propel, Raila Odinga, to the country’s presidency and vote for Ongwae to retain his seat.

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