Migori Senator Eddy Oketch now claims the eight ODM MPs who met President William Ruto at State House on Tuesday, February 7 were bribed to dump the Azimio coalition.
According to Oketch, the lawmakers were offered Sh 50 million to join William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza camp.
“It is unfortunate that a section of ODM MPs have been given 50 million by Statehouse to leave Azimio and join Kenya Kwanza. Let’s not sell the souls of our people. Betrayal in the city, you think you are destroying Baba but instead, you are destroying the community,” the Migori senator wrote on Twitter.
His claims come after the ODM party accused the Ruto government of spending money to bribe ODM MPs in a move to stop Azimio’s protest rallies.
“Three months ago, the Azimio la Umoja leadership began rallies to push for the reclamation of its victory from the hands of the illegitimate administration in order to provide the leadership Kenyans want, but all along, we knew the enemy will not sit pretty. They have started spending stolen money to hoodwink some of our leaders with the aim of trying to scuttle our activities,” the party said in a statement.
The MPs who met President Ruto at State House include; Gideon Ochanda (Bondo), Elisha Odhiambo (Gem), Mark Nyamita (Uriri), Caroli Omondi (Suba South) Felix Odiwuor (Jalang’o-Lang’ata), Paul Abuor (Rongo), John Owino (Awendo), Tom Ojienda (Kisumu) and, Shakeel Shabir (Kisumu East Independent).