Allies of ODM leader Raila Odinga have identified the politician who is purportedly trying to interrupt Odinga’s gathering in Kisumu on Friday.
This comes as the leader travels the country rallying support for his candidacy and the Azimio La Umoja coalition of partner political parties.
On Friday, for example, he will travel to Kisumu, where he is anticipated to join a rally organized by his supporters at the Kisumu International Stadium.
However, his supporters in the county, led by party Chairman Ayiecho Olweny, claim that Kisumu gubernatorial contender Ken Obura is planning disruption.
They claim to have information that the former East African Relations CAS is paying young people to help him instigate violence during the event.
Obura, according to Olweny and Kisumu Central ODM Chair Seth Kanga, has begun wandering around with machete-wielding teenagers and is a dangerous man.
He is accompanied by teenagers armed with machetes and firearms. “Police should look into this,” he stated on Wednesday, according to The Star.
Obura’s main goal, according to the two, is Kisumu governor Anyang’ Nyong’o, who wants to defend his seat in the same August poll, making them political rivals.
However, Obura’s supporters quickly refuted the charges, claiming that Obura has no right to disturb Raila’s gathering because he supports the former Premier.
They claimed that the complaints were just a reaction to Obura’s growing popularity, and that his campaign activities had been calm throughout.
“What you are seeing or hearing is simply Obura’s political wave, which is eager to unseat Nyong’o.” They should refrain from advocating violence. Instead, they could bring aspirants together by rallying supporters behind Raila,” former Speaker Gabriel Ochieng’ remarked.