CORD leader Raila Odinga yesterday made his first entry in Busia County since rebellion rocked the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM). Raila was in Budalang’i and Funyula constituencies, the home of MPs Ababu Namwamba and Paul Otuoma, who have since resigned as ODM secretary general and vice chairman respectively. The CORD leader asked the two MPs “to come back home” and even went further to term Namwamba as his son.
“I am asking our two sons to come back home. What we are experiencing is a small domestic problem. Take my greetings to Ababu and tell him the door is still open. We need to walk together in this political journey,” said Raila during a public rally at Lunyofu. Raila made several stops in Mau Mau market, Mau Mau stadium, Busagwa, Ruambwa, Budalang’i market and Port Victoria.
Raila also said that Jubilee is afraid of his supremacy and that is why they were rushing to Western asking them of what Raila has done for them. Raila also posed a questio and asked the residents if Jubilee as the acting government has done anything for them either. The reception was largely warm but there were several reports that police used teargas to disperse supporters of Ababu Namwamba and those of Raila, who were about to clash at Port Victoria Market.