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Raila worried over massive rebellion at the Coast

Curtis Otieno
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Opposition leader Raila Odinga, Malindi lawmaker Aisha Jumwa and her Likoni counterpart Mishi Mboko during a past ODM party function. [Source/ODM/Twitter]

Despite his brave face and show of indifference regarding the ongoing rebellion at the Coast, it seems opposition leader Raila Odinga is very concerned about the situation.

This comes at a time when a number of lawmakers have since turned their backs against him and his Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party in favour of Deputy President William Ruto.

Consequently, the group led by Malindi lawmaker Aisha Jumwa and her Kilifi North counterpart Owen Baya have been using every chance they get to bash and attack him, a conduct Raila has expressed his worries about.

Speaking when he hosted a delegation of ODM allied ward representatives at his home in Nyali, Mombasa County on Saturday, Raila reportedly expressed his displeasure and discomfort about the matter.

According to the Standard, the former Prime Minister expressed worry that his former allies are now making a career out of 'insulting' him.

Two Members of National Assembly, Mishi Mboko (Likoni) and Teddy Mwambire of Ganze were also present for the meeting whose main aim was to address the rebellion issue.

Other Coast MPs who have since 'ditched' the veteran politician for Ruto include Suleiman Dori (Msambweni), Michael Kingi (Magarini) and Paul Katana of Kaloleni.

Jumwa and Dori have since been cleared for expulsion by the ODM disciplinary committee and could be ousted from office and their slots declared vacant should Raila approve the expulsion.

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