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Oloo: Why I ditched Jubilee Party for Cord

Former TNA Secretary General Onyango Oloo on Wednesday led officials from eight counties from Jubilee Party to the opposition outfit Cord.

Mr Oloo said he will join Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).

He said he would not allow his people to be in a “political outfit without the interest of Kenyans at heart.”

The vocal lawyer accused the governing jubilee coalition of presiding over corruption saying that the new Jubilee Party had been hijacked by people associated with Deputy President William Ruto’s United Republican Party.

TNA’S IDEOLOGY

“The Luo people have a saying that you can do business with a thief and a witch and remain clean but when you marry them you also become a thief and a witch,” Mr Oloo said.

Mr Oloo said that the formation of the new Jubilee Party on September 19 last year did not accommodate TNA’s ideology.

The Jubilee Party was born out of a merger between President Uhuru Kenyatta’s The National Alliance party, the United Republican Party and other parties aligned to the Jubilee government.

“TNA was natural and founded on ideologies we believed in that would take Kenya to the next level and unite them. However, little did we know we were being led into a vile and vicious political conmanship,” Mr Oloo said.

VOTER REGISTRATION

Mr Oloo said he was not bitter adding that he was passionate and will remain so in all his moves.

He said other 28 more county officials from the defunct TNA would join him in the opposition

Mr Oloo later joined Cord leader Raila Odinga at Jomo Kenyatta grounds to rally Nyanza residents to register as voters.

He accused Jubilee Party of being led by an amorphous secretariat led by a man whose party was not part of the Jubilee pact.

The secretariat is led by former Cabinet minister Raphael Tuju who seems to have edged out Mr Oloo from the Jubilee circles.