Raila Odinga Holds Meeting with Lake Region Governors

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Raila Odinga met with governors from the Lake Region Economic Block to discuss progress in devolution.

He emphasized the importance of securing the future of devolution in Kenya

Raila Odinga engaged in a productive meeting with governors affiliated with the Lake Region Economic Block. He shared this development highlighting their evaluation of the significant advancements in devolution over the past decade. Odinga was pictured alongside governors such as Gladys Wanga, Anyang’ Nyong’o, Simba Arati, James Orengo, Fernandes Barasa, Ochilo Ayacko, and former Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya. He stressed the need for further efforts to firmly secure the future of devolution.

The Lake Region Economic Bloc, one of Kenya’s six adopted economic blocs, encompasses 14 counties around Lake Victoria and its vicinity. These counties include Bomet, Bungoma, Busia, Homa Bay, Kakamega, Kericho, Kisii, Kisumu, Migori, Nandi, Nyamira, Siaya, Trans Nzoia, and Vihiga.

The meeting with the governors occurred shortly after his ODM party expelled five members perceived as rebels. These members, including MPs Elisha Odhiambo, Gideon Ochanda, Felix ‘Jalang’o’ Odiwuor, Caroli Omondi, and Kisumu Senator Tom Ojienda, were accused of violating the party’s constitution and the Political Parties Act 2011. They were also criticized for openly associating with rival political groups and opposing decisions made by the party.

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