Former ODM secretary general Ababu Namwamba is a troubled man after he was abandoned by two key MPs from the region and the ruling Jubilee coalition.
The envisaged ‘third force’ that was to unite the Luhya community came a cropper after Sirisia MP John Waluke and his Funyula counterpart Paul Otuoma jumped ship leaving Ababu alone.
The chest thumping Ababu was the brains behind the much hyped ‘mulembe consciousnesses’ that saw him ditch ODM in a huff.
The Sirisia MP has decamped to Jubilee from ODM after relinquishing his position as the opposition party county chairman.
Speaking the Kibeu Primary School he was quoted as saying:
"My constituency has been marginalised by former regimes and my people are still living in abject poverty,"
"I am officially joining and will next year vie on a Jubilee Party ticket which is a very democratic party so that my people can benefit."
He went on to say about his party leader Raila:
"Odinga should concentrate on areas like Rift Valley and Central where he has less votes. Why should he be roaming in Kakamega and Busia counties alone? Those areas have been taken by Jubilee... let him forget them"
Otuoma on his part said he will remain in ODM regardless of the friction in the party.
"The Luhya must not be blinded from obvious truths,"
"You cannot leave your home and have no plan. There must be a plan. There must be a structure." Otuoma said.
Ababu has been left in an awkward position and is said to be reaching out to Cord leader Raila Odinga to embrace him ahead of the next general elections.