People living around Maseno area have been asked to co-exist peacefully and in harmony to avoid the ongoing conflict at the Maseno border where the university and other institutions are located.
While speaking during tour at Ekwanda market in Luanda constituency after revolt on the party started in the larger Western Kenya, Odinga said that all the institutions at Maseno were national institutions from the high school, university, the technical college and other institutions saying that they had to serve all the people around there by offering equal employment opportunities and services and also share all the resources equitably.
He asked the parliamentary committee on boundaries that toured the area over the boundaries row to give its findings soonest asking the people to accept the outcome of the decisions.
Raila who received warm welcome in the area after being booed the previous day in Mbale and Mudete towns by pro Mudavadi and Namwamba youth said IEBC commissioners must quit and a new one reconstituted for free and fair elections.
He said as CORD fraternity they would not allow the current IEBC team to conduct 2017 elections since it had lost credibility and trust among Kenyans.
“We want a leveled playing field for all the political players. IEBC has failed to stand the taste of offering free and fair elections,” Raila said.
Mombasa senator Omar Hassan threatened the speaker of the national assembly Justin Muturi that if the Chepkonga led parliamentary legal committee does not stop the ongoing talks on the IEBC matter and leave it for the select committee that was unanimously adopted by both parliaments they would withdraw from those talks and go back to the streets.
Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya quashed claims that Luhyas had left ODM and that the tour was meant to woo them back to the party.
“When did Luhyas quit ODM? Oparanya asked. Even Ababu Namwamba, John Waluke and Paul Otuoma have only quit their posts and not the party.”
Busia governor Sospeter Odeke Ojaamong said that the leaders who quit their positions from the party did so as individuals and not Luhyas giving an ultimatum to the 3 leaders who quit their posts leave the party before they are forced.
This claims were seconded by Luanda Mp Chris Omulele who said that talk of Luhya unity were a dream and people leaving ODM to join other parties would not make any Luhya become a leader in the near future.
Ojamong’ shed some light on the Ababu Namwamba fiasco saying openly that he had been paid off to leave the party and therefore did so out of his own selfish interests but that did not affect the people’s support of Raila negatively and that his county members were still in full support of him and his course.
Omar added that people from Western and coast had been neglected for a long time on matters concerning developments in our county due to the growing tribalism saying that the Luhya unity being championed would not bring a Luhya government at all and Luhyas had to work with Kenyans so as to have a chance at the presidency.
He challenged the youth to join hands and work to eliminate poverty that is facing many young Kenyans so that they are not divided on tribal grounds.
Those who accompanied the Cord Leader are Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar, Busia County Governor Sospeter Ojamong, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, Siaya governor Cornel Ratsanga, ODM acting secretary General Agnes Zani, Philip Opiyo Mp -Ugunja, Tom Kajwang, Chris Omulele – Luanda, Wilber Otichilo – Emuhaya, Dorcus Kedogo – Vihiga, Andrew Toboso – Butere and other leaders.