Azimio leader Raila Odinga has suffered a huge blow after one of his principals Ali Roba, of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) party, joined the Kenya Kwanza alliance on Thursday, August 18.
Sources privy to the matter confirmed to Kenyans.co.ke that Roba led a delegation of UDM politicians who were elected under his party to join the coalition under president-elect, William Ruto.
The outgoing Mandera governor and his contingent were welcomed by the Ruto at his official residence in Karen.
“We salute the United Democratic Movement (UDM) leadership for abandoning Azimio La Umoja and joining Kenya Kwanza,” the president-elect stated.
UDM, clinched a total of 45 seats in the just-concluded General election. Among them are Mandera governor-elect Mohamed Adan and Wajir’s Khalif Mohamud Ali.
Roba won the Mandera County senatorial seat on the party ticket while Abass Sheikh Mohammed bagged the seat in Wajir County under the same party.
The party won a total of seven Parliamentary seats and 34 Member of County Assembly (MCA) seats across the country.
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