Migori Governor Okoth Obado has declared interest in ousting ODM Leader Raila Odinga as the de facto leader of the Luo Community.

Addressing his constituents during a recent meeting, Obado noted that he is working on a campaign to make him the leader of the Luo community; a position currently held by Odinga.

According to Obado, the community and region has been lagging behind due to poor leadership, therefore it is time for them to embrace alternative leadership.

“I am ready to take over the leadership of the community from leaders whose job is to blackmail and intimidate their opponents.

"Time has come that we must be allowed to exercise our freedom of speech without fear. We are tired of the burdens we have carried for decades, it is time for liberation of the Luo community," Obado said.


In what appears to be an attack on Raila and his handshake partner President Uhuru Kenyatta, Obado noted that BBI is a waste of public resources and will only add extra burden to Kenyans.

“We were told that nobody could stop reggae, but right now it looks like a cockroach has eaten a wire in the system and the tune is not coming out properly.

“We don’t want anything to do with the BBI, which will only add burden to Kenyans by increasing seats for elites and undermine democracy through intimidation, blackmail, and coercing into submission of other leaders through arrests and court charges,” he said.

It is worth noting that Obado was among the key crusaders of BBI and attended most public rallies on sensitization of the document.