Friday, 5 October 2012

Resolutions of the ODM National Executive Committee / Parliamentary Group Meeting of 05 Oct 2012


This joint meeting of the ODM National Executive Committee/Parliamentary Group held today Friday 05/10/2012 at The Great Rift Valley Lodges under the Chairmanship of the Party Leader and Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya the Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga having deliberated on a number of issues resolves as follows:

  • That this is Kenya’s Moment. The moment for Kenyans to stand with ODM, which is committed to forming the next Government and carrying on the reform agenda, as their Party of choice!
  • That the Party reiterates its commitment to the full implementation of the Constitution, Accountable Governance, and the realization of democratic ideals in Kenya.
  • The Party commits to the rule of law and observance of the critical timelines as set out by the Election and Political Parties Law, IEBC and the Party’s Elections and Nomination Rules.
  • The Party commits to building partnership and coalitions with like-minded political parties and non- state actors as it seeks to form the next government. In response to current realities of devolved structure of governance, the Party will put in place appropriate institutional arrangements and mechanisms to facilitate consultations on Coalition formation and Partnerships.
  • That the ODM Party’s recently restructured National Elections Board (NEB) has been mandated and facilitated to ensure effective free and fair nominations in ODM and in the impending Party Primaries. In this regard all aspirant for the Party ticket for various electoral positions will meet in Nairobi on 10th October 2012 for consultations, induction and engagement in Party campaigns. Aspirants for County Representatives will, however, be met in their respective Counties at a later date.
  • ODM believes that Kenya is “One Nation, One People” to the end, ODM Party condemns any incidences of insecurity, acts of terrorism or violence targeting innocent Kenyans as witnessed recently. The Party sends condolences to the families of victims of the St. Polycarp Church and in the attacks in Mtwapa involving our MP and Cabinet Minister.
  • That in keeping with the spirit and letter of the Constitution, Security Officers should serve all Kenyans impartially at all times.
  • That the National Delegates Convention (NDC) shall be held on 29th and 30th November 2012.
  • This joint NEC/PG meeting resolves that the National Delegates Convention (NDC) nominates the Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga as the party’s presidential candidate.
  • The Party PRIMARIES will be done on 4th, 5th and 6th December 2012.

Hon. Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o

Secretary General

Thursday, 4 October 2012

ODM Makes Harvest From Kanu, Wiper, UDF and FORD-K Parties‏

Nairobi, Thursday, October 04, 2012

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) campaign got a boost today when officials from several political parties defected to join the party.

Former Ntonyiri Member of Parliament, Hon. Maoka Maore officially ditched KANU to join the Orange party, which he has been closely associated with lately. Mr. Maore served as the Ntonyiri legislator from 1992 to 2007 when he lost his seat Ntoitha N’Muthiaru of PNU.

Former Vice Chancellor of Jomo Kenyatta University of Science & Technology, Prof. Ratemo Michieka, also joined ODM, on whose ticket he will vie for an elective post in Gusiiland.

Also joining ODM was the immediate former Ford-Kenya Vice Chairperson in charge of women affairs, Ms. Happy Gloria Akhayalu. She quit the party to join ODM and plans to contest Women Representative seat at Busia County. She is currently the Secretary, Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization, Western province branch.

Also joining the ODM was the former Mayor of Mumias Municipal Council, Mrs. Caroline Waluchio. Waluchio was the chairperson of Ford-K, Mumias branch. She will be vying for the seat of the Vihiga County Women Representative.

Mrs. Dorah Ingolo ditched the UDF party to join ODM from which she will battle for the Vihiga County Women Representative’s seat. Also ditching UDF for ODM was Mr. Patrick Chungani, the KNUT Kakamega County Chairman. Mr. Chungani intends to vie for the Shinyalu Parliamentary seat on the ODM ticket.

Chungani moved into the Orange party along with the Secretary of KNUT Kakamega Branch, Mr. John Wesonga, who will vie for the Mumias West parliamentary seat.

Mr. Alfred Kivindyo who was a NEC member of the Wiper party, also abandoned his party for the ODM.

Receiving the defectors at Orange House, ODM Secretary-General, Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o, said he was delighted to have such men and women of stature in ODM, adding that the Orange party was the strongest in Kenya.

Prof. Nyong’o said ODM was confident of clinching the presidency in the March 4, 2013 general election. He urged other politicians wishing to vie for various seats in the elections to join ODM, which he said will conduct free, fair and transparent nominations.

Prof. Nyong’o invited all the ODM aspirants for the seats of Governor, Senate, MP and Women Representative who had applied to the party through expressions of interest to the aspirants’ forum at Bomas of Kenya next Wednesday. He said also that the meeting was open to those who have not expressed their interests in the mentioned seats from where they will express their interests.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Elections 2013: Two-Horse-Race Notion is About Ideologies, not Individuals

The notion of the two-horse-race has been completely misunderstood. In any horse race, there are horses and there are the jockeys. Commentators on this matter continue to mistake the jockeys for the horses.

The two-horse-race in Kenya is a race between reform and status quo. Our Candidate, Raila Amolo Odinga, is the jockey on the horse of reform. The jockey on the other horse will emerge, in the fullness of time.

Commentators and media will help Kenyans to understand this notion better if the focus comes more sharply to bear on the issues. Our focus is on making the new Constitution work. It is now clear that there are those who are determined to defeat the Constitution.

We restate that the General Election is going to be a two-horse-race. It is not about individuals. The individuals in the race only represent the forces in the competition.

This is Kenya’s moment. We must decide whether we shall move forward or go back.

Raila Odinga Presidential Secretariat

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

News Flash: ODM Party Avails Nomination Forms

In response to the expression of interest received from qualified party members interested in vying on the party’s ticket for the march 2013 general elections,the ODM National Elections Board hereby announces that application forms are now available to all aspiring candidates upon payment of the requisite nomination fees for the following positions;


Application forms can be downloaded from the party today (Tuesday 02/10/12) from EAT or picked from the party headquarters situated at


Except members aspiring for member of the county assembly to pick forms from ODM county offices.
application forms should be returned to the Secretary, National Elections Board not later than 18th october 2012.

Hon Judith Pareno