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Sunday, May 30, 2010


ODM stepped up its campaigns in South Mugirango, with three separate groups soliciting for votes.

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Cabinet ministers Chris Obure, Anyang’ Nyong’o, James Orengo and Otieno Kajwang’ crisscrossed the constituency to seek support for party candidate Ibrahim Ochoi.

A team led by Mr Kajwang’ and MPs Martin Ogindo (Rangwe) and Simon Ogari (Bomachoge) received a cold reception at Tabaka when a section of the crowd shouted them down.

The crowd said they would re-elect Mr Omingo Magara, who is vying for the seat on a PDP ticket.

The by-election will be held on June 10.

Mr Magara lost the seat after a court nullified his election.

Another ODM team led by Mr Orengo asked voters at Emesa to elect Mr Ochoi saying his predecessor’s development record was “wanting.”

“You need to change leadership if you want development,” Mr Orengo said. He said the assistant minister slot left by Magara would be given to Mr Ochoi if he is elected MP.

Prof Nyong’o speaking at Nyamarambe, said plans were underway to expand Nyamarambe District Hospital.

“The ODM wing of government has ministries of Roads, Water, and Medical Services. That’s why you need a team player to bring services closer to the people,” Prof Nyong’o said.

At the same time, Mr Magara has told Prime Minister Raila Odinga to stop imposing an outsider on the people of South Mugirango.

He told his supporters at Emesa that ODM leaders had run out of ideas.

He accused the PM of hoodwinking locals by telling them that the government would tarmac the Kamagambo-Etago-Kenyenya-Mogonga road if they elect an ODM candidate.

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