10 July 2012

Kenya: Obwocha Criticised Over Ford-P, TNA Alliance Bid

TRADE assistant minister Manson Nyamweya yesterday told off Ford People chairman Henry Obwocha for declaring that the party is ready to work with The National Alliance in the general election. He said a political party is like a company whose stakeholders are the elected leaders and not poll losers. "Obwocha should understand that a political party is like a company whose stakeholders are elected leaders so he should not speak on behalf of the party because he lost in an election," said Nyamweya.

On Sunday, during Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta's tour in Nyamira county, Obwocha told a rally at Ekerenyo that Ford People will work with TNA because the community wants to be part of the next government. "People who make the decision in regard to party matters are those elected by the electorate and not those who lost," said the South Mugirango MP.

Nyamweya said his support for ODM is personal, adding that Obwocha has no right to unilaterally drag Ford People into working with TNA. He told the former Planning minister that he at liberty to join TNA as an individual. Meanwhile, South Mugirango Kanu chairman Joshua Ondora has denied that he supporting Nyamweya's re-election in the poll. Speaking to the Star on phone, Ondora said he has only told the MP to push for the tarmacking of the Kamagambo-Nyamarambe-Etago-Mogonga road. Ondora was quoted telling Nyamweya to ensure equity in the area's development if he wants to be re-elected.

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