ODM Expels MP Mark Nyamita From Party Accusing Him of Being UDA Agent

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Central Committee led by Raila Odinga on Wednesday expelled Uriri Member of Parliament Mark Nyamita from the political outfit. 

In a statement signed by ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna, the Committee accused Nyamita of being used by state operatives and the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) to destabilise the party. 

This stemmed from chaos witnessed during a funeral last week, where supporters of Nyamita and Migori Governor Ochilo Ayacko engaged in a fight forcing a police intervention. 

Ayacko and Nyamita were subsequently summoned for a disciplinary meeting, which Nyamita skipped without offering any explanation.

Raila Odinga and other members of ODM Central Committee on May 8, 2024.


Orange Democratic Movement

“At this stage, the Party wishes to fully dissociate itself from Nyamita. We have granted his wish to no longer be part of us and advise our members in Uriri and Migori generally that he is an agent of UDA with the assigned task of sowing confusion and discord within ODM,” the Committee resolved.

“Nyamita does not speak for nor represent the Party at any level and we advise our members to view and treat him and all those who support him accordingly.”

During the Committee hearing, ODM’s top party leadership was briefed that there was a seemingly calculated plan to destabilise ODM-run counties and constituencies. 

The destabilisation was allegedly orchestrated by rebel legislators who have pledged their loyalty to President William Ruto and his UDA party.

“The idea seems to be to utilise state force particularly the police and the Provincial administration to prop up the so-called rebels in an attempt to penetrate our strongholds,” ODM stated.

In Migori’s case, ODM alleged that police officers fired teargas at mourners at the direction of Mark Nyamita.

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