Migori Senator Wilfred Machage has threatened to lead the Kuria community out of ODM.
“The Luhya and Kisii tribes are leaving ODM. Soon we in Kuria will leave too. If the Luos don’t want our votes then so be it, we will give it to other people who need it,” he said.
Speaking to a local newspaper on the phone yesterday, Hon Machage said he skipped ODM’s rally last Friday because “I would have been booed since I have called for fairness in distributing seats.”
Senator Machage won the Migori seat after Rongo MP Hon Dalmas Otieno lobbied Raila to give him the nomination certificate in order to have Migori locked in ODM. Hon Machage was PNU strongman and a close ally of President Kibaki and Uhuru Kenyatta. He is in the senate at the mercy of Raila owing to the fact that in Migori the Kuria community are the minority.
Truth be told, Hon Machage has served ODM with loyality better than many from Nyanza and one can argue that he deserves another term as senator.