Marsabit Governor Ukur Yattani has decamped from ODM together with other elected leaders to back President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election.
Four Members of Parliament, 25 MCAs and more than 300 elders representing the 15 communities living in Kenya’s biggest county accompanied the governor when he visited President Kenyatta at State House in Nairobi.
The MPs were Roba Duba (Moyale), Chachu Ganya (North Horr), Nasra Ibrahim (Women Rep) and Joseph Lekuton (Laisamis) who excused himself before the meeting to attend to an urgent matter. Ganya, Nasra and Lekuton all belonged to ODM.
Mr Yattani becomes the latest in the list of governors and senior politicians to defect from the opposition to rally behind President Kenyatta’s re-election.
The governor said he was decamping from ODM to the Frontier Alliance Party, which supports the re-election of President Kenyatta. This effectively means Marsabit has no opposition pointman as the governor and the aspiring governor are all on the same side.
“We have decided to leave the Opposition because the people of Marsabit are very grateful for the work you have done for us including the tarmacking of the tarmac road,” said Yattani.
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