Over my dead body, Babu Owino vows as ‘betrayal’ rocks ODM

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has vowed to teach the Orange Democratic Movement, ODM Party a lesson.

Owino, Raila Odinga’s pointman, feels betrayed by the party after it awarded its chair John Mbadi the lucrative position of Public Accounts Committee Chairman.

The vocal lawmaker says he had been promised the position.

“With due respect, why should Hon John Mbadi come down from the position of Majority Leader to PAC chair which was reserved for me?” He posed, adding, “this will not happen. Over my dead body.”

Kajiado senator Ledama Olekina, another ODM stalwart, quickly sided with Babu Owino to castigate the Orange party.

“It’s about time we demand what is ours. Enough of always being kept in arms way while others chill in their cribs and are rewarded with the lion share of party positions.” Ledama tweeted on Friday.

Owino says he, together with other youths sacrificed a lot and “used our resources in the party over years.”

Mixed reaction

Owino’s castigation has elicited mixed reactions from President William Ruto’s allies, among them his Kimilili counterpart Didmus Barasa, with Mbadi coming out to defend his appointment.

This comes barely two days after Olekina accused the party of nominating women from outside Kajiado and Narok counties to serve as MCAs in those counties, a claim yet to be refuted.

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