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Pressure piles on ODM to expel Dori

Curtis Otieno
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Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori during a past function. [Source/Mukami Wa Embu/Twitter]

Weeks after Malindi lawmaker Aisha Jumwa's expulsion, Kwale politicians have mounted pressure on the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party to expel Msambweni lawmaker Suleiman Dori.

Led by the party chair in the county Hassan Mwanyoha, the politicians have faulted the party's decision to pardon the parliamentarian.

Dori had  initially teamed up with Jumwa to drum support for Deputy President William Ruto, before he recently made a u-turn.

Speaking on Saturday, Manyoha noted that the move by the party's National Governing Council (NGC) was dangerous to the party's popularity in the county, terming it illegal and lenient.

"We insist that their earlier demand that the MP be kicked out remains despite the NGC’s pardon. We warn that the party’s popularity is at stake," he was quoted by the Nation.

The former Matuga MP suspected that the MP might have used tricks to get the pardon that was accorded by the NGC, noting that his apology came after the close of the window.

The concerns were echoed by County Assembly Speaker Sammy Ruwa who noted that his office will reach out to the party leadership with regards to the matter.

"We will write officially to express our reservations because it is of no importance to have rules and not use them to punish those who go against the party's ideals," he said.

Dori and Jumwa were repeatedly and publicly heard endorsing Ruto and his 2022 presidential bid.

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