ODM suffered a setback after three MPs decamped from the party to join the ruling Jubilee coalition.
The legislators, who included nominated MP Isaac Mwaura and Steve Kariuki (Mathare) and Mpuru Aburi (Tigania East), ditched the Cord coalition during Devolution Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri thanksgiving ceremory held at Nanyuki stadium.
Aburi was quoted as saying:
“I’m the only ODM MP from Meru and I have confidence in Uhuru. In 2017, I will be in that sack of Jubilee. This morning I called ODM leader Raila Odinga and told him so’
Laikipia North MP Mathew Lempurkel had a tough time addressing the charged crowd who heckled him for supporting Cord principal Raila Odinga. He was forced to halt his speech midway even after Kiunjuri and Aden Duale tried to intervene.
Isaac Mwaura has been a staunch supporter of Raila until recently.