15th December 2016
Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga,
The Party Leader,
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party.
RE: SCHEME TO IMPOSE Ms. ROSEMARY ODINGA ON THE PEOPLE OF KIBRA CONSTITUENCY
I am perturbed at objectively verifiable reports that there is an elaborate scheme to impose Ms. Rosemary Odinga on the good people of Kibra Constituency as the ODM Parliamentary Candidate for purposes of the 2017 General Elections.
If indeed there are such plans, then with a lot of disdain one is left wondering the rationale behind the recent invitation by the Party for prospective candidates for all elective positions to submit their applications, if the Party nominees for certain positions, including but not limited to Kibra Constituency has already been arbitrarily decided beforehand.
My humble submission is that we stand to lose moral ground to continue religiously advocating for the conduct of impartial elections by the IEBC at the national level as has been the case in the past if our own internal ODM Party primaries are either mismanaged in reality or non-existent in practice.
With all the pre-requisite humility, and based on the catastrophic consequences of botched ODM nominations in the past which are well within your knowledge, my plea to the Party is to accord the People of Kibra constituency and anywhere else for that matter their inalienable democratic right to elect leaders of their choice for all elective positions as per the dictates of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
It is my hope that the issues I have raised will get adequate attention.