ODM leaders defend the President, vow to help Kenyatta complete his term

Ochilo Ayacko

By MN Reporter

ODM leaders have vowed to protect the presidency and President Uhuru Kenyatta to ensure development.

Led by Migori Senator Ochillo Ayacko, the Orange Democratic leaders said they will fight Kenyatta’s critics and “protect the presidency at whatever cost.”

Ayacko said Kenyans are supposed to pay respect and allegiance to the President for the sake of civility.

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The leaders asked Jubilee leaders who were pointing fingers at the president to let him finish his second term in peace.

“You said you want to complete the journey and we are helping you do it. The person completing the journey is Uhuru Kenyatta, the president of the republic of Kenya,” Mathare MP Anthony Oluoch said.

Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi said some Jubilee leaders were out to disrupt the peace that Kenya now enjoy

“Those attacking the president are against the handshake. They want to drive a wedge between the president and our party leader. We shall not sit back and watch the peace and tranquillity brought about by the handshake threatened,” Wandayi said.

Nyatike legislator Tom Odege said the President belongs to all Kenyans and no regions is to claim ownership of him.

“He does not belong to Kiambu or Nyeri only. He is the president of us all and that must be respected,” Odege said.

Senator Ayacko welcomed the President to visit Migori as many times as he could.

“We pay taxes, follow the law and respect him [Kenyatta],” Ayacko said.

The leaders were speaking at the burial of the mother of Awendo MP Walter Owino.

Other MP’s present were Ong’ondo Were (Kasipul), Peter Masara (Suna West) and Chris Omulele (Luanda).