The orange Democratic Movement has been dealt another blow following the decision by Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya to defect the party and join the ruling coalition, Jubilee that his headed by the President Uhuru Kenyatta and his counterpart Deputy President William Ruto ahead of 2017 general elections.
On Saturday Mvurya declared that he will support President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto for re-elections come 2017.
“And in the next General Election, we have said we will vote for those who have stood with us and supported our development agenda,” the governor said.
ODM has lost quite a number of leaders from the region to Jubilee among them is Kwale Women representative Zainab Chidzuga, MPs Gideon Mungaro (Kilifi North), Salim Idd Mustafa (Kilifi South), Masoud Mwahima (Likoni) and Khatib Mwashetani (Lunga Lunga).
“My people, our politics has changed,’’ the governor told the rally at Sawasawa Grounds.
“We also have heard threats from some that Mvurya should not be given a (party) ticket. There is no problem, we will move on,’’ the governor added.