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Why Millie Odhiambo is convinced Jubilee party’s ‘death’ is imminent

Fiery opposition lawmaker Millie Odhiambo has predicted a fallout and possible collapse of the ruling Jubilee party, sooner rather than later.

The Suba North Member of Parliament made the prediction during an appearance as a political panelist on national television.

Also in attendance was Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi, a staunch Jubilee supporter, who however steered clear off the debate.

A staunch defender of opposition leader Raila Odinga and one never too shy to speak her mind, Millie equated the current bickering within the Jubilee party to the early days of a pregnancy.

“What we are seeing within Jubilee party at the moment can be equated to the early days of pregnancy when a woman experiences consistent headache, mood swings and vomiting,” she said.

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“There will come that time when the labour pains will start and that is when the real trouble will unfold. That could happen sooner than you think.”

The MP’s sentiments come in the backdrop of endless squabbling within the ruling party which was formed in September 2016 following the merging of eleven parties.

Most of these squabbles are however in relation to difference of opinion over policies such as corruption, eviction of settlers in Mau Forest and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s declaration that all public servants undergo a lifestyle audit.

Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen, who is a close ally of Deputy William Ruto, has been vocal in opposing most of the decisions made by various organs of Parliament.