After 'bad blood', Raila and Obado attend Migori party together
- It was the first time that the Orange Democratic Movement leader (ODM) and Migori governor were sharing a podium since the latter was charged with the murder of his girlfriend Sharon Otieno.
- There was bad blood between Mr Odinga and Mr Obado since the governor was seen as courting Deputy President William Ruto after the 2017 general elections.
Politicians Raila Odinga and Okoth Obado excited residents of Nyatike in Migori County on Friday, when they arrived together to attend MP Tom Odege's homecoming party.
It was the first time that the Orange Democratic Movement leader (ODM) and Migori governor were sharing a podium since the latter was charged with the murder of his girlfriend Sharon Otieno.
At the occasion at Nyatike grounds, they shared a light moment with other leaders as they danced to Luo music.
There was bad blood between Mr Odinga and Mr Obado since the governor was seen as courting Deputy President William Ruto after the 2017 general elections.
During the Migori Senator by-elections, Mr Odinga toured the county to drum up support for ODM candidate Ochillo Ayacko, who won the race.
Mr Obado, however, was seen as supporting Eddy Oketch (FPK), who was said to be Mr Ruto’s project.
But DP Ruto once said he did not care what the public thought of his relationship with Governor Obado and that he would work with him and Mr Odinga as well, for the sake of development.
During that tour, Mr Odinga also spoke of many cases of the murder of women across the country and said the guilty must carry their own crosses.
He said so in reference to the killing of Ms Otieno, a case in which Mr Obado is the main suspect. Ms Otieno was seven months pregnant and had been attending Rongo University.
“I am speaking here, the capital of Migori County. We all know what happened here pertaining the heinous murder of the 26-year-old girl and her infant," the ODM leader said
“The guilty must be made to pay for their sins. We cannot have such criminals free in the country."
On Friday, Mr Odinga launched the Nyatike Lower Irrigation Scheme for rice production and presided over the groundbreaking for Nyakwere Girls' High School and Masara-Muuru road.
He was accompanied by Senators Ayacko and James Orengo (Siaya), as well as MPs Junet Mohamed (Suna East), Peter Masara (Suna West), Opiyo Wandayi (Ugunja), Samuel Atandi (Alego Usonga) and Millie Odhiambo (Suba North).
Others at the function were John Mbadi (Suba), Tom Kajwang (Ruaraka), Mark Nyamita (Uriri), Anthony Oluoch (Mathare), Pamellah Odhiambo (Migori Woman Representative) and Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay Woman Representative).