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Ford Kenya hits ODM with tough demand

Muriuki Maina
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Ford Kenya Party leader Moses Wetangula and his deputy Boni Khalwale at a past event. [Photo/]

Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has sent a tough message to the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party following the agreement that was reached between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition chief Raila Odinga.

In a Twitter post on Thursday, Khalwale challenged the Raila-led party to state whether it was part of the government or the opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition.

The Ford Kenya deputy party leader said should ODM decide to work with government, the party should relinquish the positions it holds in two key Parliamentary committees, as well as the minority leadership in both the National Assembly and Senate.

The outspoken politician further hit out at ODM over its latest move to oust Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula as the Senate Minority leader.

“Impunity may allow ODM to remove @Wetangulam as minority leader. But more importantly, ODM must first make up her mind whether she is in Jubilee's government or not. For if she is, then by law, she MUST forfeit PAC/PIC & minority leadership in both houses to ANC, Wiper & FORD K,” read Khalwale’s tweet.

This comes after ODM senators on Thursday attempted to oust Wetangula and replace him with Siaya Senator James Orengo.

His ouster was however suspended by Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka who said the removal of Wetangula will be effected once his replacement is officially elected.

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