Raila Refutes Claims of Imminent Azimio Collapse


Azimio Leader Raila Odinga on Monday, January 22, refuted claims that the alliance is on the verge of collapse. 

Speaking in Lamu County, the former Prime Minister remarked that the reports appearing in local dailies were false and unfortunate. 

The reports had indicated that the coalition was in tatters as well as Raila’s Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) which was seeking to dispel some of its members including Suna East MP Junet Mohammed. 

“I want to dispel any rumour being spread by irresponsible media. There is no danger of Azimio collapsing any time soon,” he stated. 

Raila Odinga addresses the media accompanied by Azimio co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka and Martha Karua on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

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Raila Odinga

Raila remarked that the coalition had remained intact post-2022 general election except for a few Members of Parliament who decided to work with President William Ruto. 

The opposition leader stated that he was taken aback after seeing the newspaper headline since there was no major disagreement within the coalition.

He urged Kenyan media to desist from spreading rumours. 

“There may be sometimes disagreements of opinions on one issue or one another but that does not mean disintegration,” Raila assured his supporters. 

The Azimio leader explained that the coalition had stood firm after losing in the 2022 general election and was on track to liberate the country. 

Raila remarked that the vision of Azimio was to liberate the country from what he described as tyranny and irresponsibility. 

Earlier, Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad had also assured Lamu residents that Azimio and ODM were intact. 

On Sunday, a host of leaders from ODM had castigated reports that the party was seeking to discipline Junet Mohammed for missing key meetings. 

Led by former Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina, they remarked that Junet had made huge sacrifices for ODM and Azimio and hence deserved respect from the party. 

Suna East MP Junet Mohammed (left) and Former Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho during a campaign rally on August 6, 2022.

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ODM





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