ODM deputy Oparanya says the Luyha community should unite to fight for unity in future elections. Oparanya, who is the second deputy in ODM, said he will henceforth lead his people’s unification movement, despite having supported Raila five times in the past.
He said that despite bad-mouthing them, God forbid, Raila will not be forgiven. The country’s leader Azimio was also defeated by Raila in Western Kenya. Oparanya was an Azimio presidential candidate in Western Kenya.
Oparanya, who is Raila’s deputy in ODM, said he will now focus on uniting the Luhya people. He stated that the Luyha people must now chart out a different line of political action for the 2027 elections.
After failing to elect Raila five times, Oparanya said it is time to rally the Luyha people. He declared he will now lead the effort to unite his people. Even if Raila speaks badly about him, God forbid, he knows he will not be forgiven,” Oparanya said.
Azimio presidential campaigns were led by Oparanya in Western Kenya. Oparanya stated that Raila had betrayed the Azimio people politically, but he did not say whether he will leave ODM. Raila was not sharing the election spoils with the region despite his long-term support.
- Why the Mulembe nation is cursed in leadership.
- Kenyans should beware of the spread of populism across the country prior to the 2022 August General Elections
Oparanya wondered why the Luhya community was not represented in the East African Legislative Assembly, despite the fact that it had supported Raila for decades. The result of the vote was that all the major tribes other than the Luhya elected an MP to EALA besides the Luhyas, as Oparanya said.
ODM’s Oparanya said he will focus on rallying for Luyha community unity from now on. From now on, it is time for the Luyha people to chart their own political path in advance of the 2027 polls, Oparanya said after supporting Raila five times in vain.
It is time for our people to unite, he said. Even if he badmouths me in the future, even if God forbid, he will not be forgiven, Oparanya said. Azimio presidential campaigns were led by Oparanya in Western Kenya, and he accused Raila of political betrayal.
He, however, did not comment on whether or not he would leave ODM. He said that the regions’ support and endorsement of Raila for years have not resulted in sharing of election spoils. Oparanya asked why the Luyha community was not represented in the East African Legislative Assembly.
The outcome of that vote was that all the other big tribes apart from the Luhya sent an MP to the EALA except for the Luhya, he said on Tuesday.