Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi is no longer a cabinet member and has also formally cut ties with the Orange Democratic Party led by Prime Minister Raila Odinga, where he relinquished his position as deputy party leader. Mudavadi however maintained that he will retain his deputy premier's position, while announcing that he will contest the presidency in the upcoming general election on a United Democractic Forum, UDF, party. By sticking to his deputy premier's position, Mudavadi, who also said he would continue serving the people of Sabatia as mp, where he was elected on an ODM ticket, cited provisions of the national accord and reconciliation act of 2008. Mudavadi claimed that his departure from the orange house was triggered by lack of internal democracy in the party, particularly the process of nominating the party's presidential flag bearer. Francis Gachuri opens our bulletin with that report.
The Prime Minister has demanded that the former local government minister should resign as MP of the Sabatia constituency. He said the law was clear that any lawmaker who quits one ... Read more »