In Summary
  • Ms Odinga says her concerns do not arise from the fact that she has not been picked as a running mate.
  • Ms Odinga said she will concentrate on the Nasa presidential campaigns.
  • She urged ODM to consider women for other positions.

Kisumu Deputy Governor Ruth Odinga has accused the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), the party led by her brother Raila Odinga, of giving women a raw deal in the recent nominations.

Ms Odinga told Nation.co.ke that it was unfortunate ODM did not nominate any woman to vie for governor or senator.

“I am afraid that from this trend, we may have few or even lack a female deputy governor in our party,” Ms Odinga said.

However, she clarified that her concerns do not arise from the fact that she has not been picked as a running mate.

“For my case, I decided not to vie for governor and to dedicate my time to campaign for Raila to become president. However, I have to state that women have got nothing as far as things in ODM are now,” Ms Odinga said.

RUNNING MATE

In an earlier interview, she said she would not mind if Senator Anyang’ Nyong’o, the Kisumu ODM governor nominee, settled on her as a running mate.

The Nation has learnt that Prof Nyong’o is planning to unveil Nairobi-based doctor, Mathews Owili from Nyakach as his running mate for the August 8 elections.

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