, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 14- Nominated senator Elizabeth Ongoro has ditched ODM party for ANC a day after she was fined Sh1 million and barred from contesting the Ruaraka constituency seat on an ODM ticket.
Ongoro moved to ANC saying that she experienced unfairness and mistreatment at her former party.
Ongoro further expressed her disappointment with ODM for disqualifying her to vie with the party ticket terming the move as unfair and discriminatory.
“There seems to be a cartel that feel that they have and hold the political destinies of people in their hands. That they can seat in a boardroom somewhere and have some midnight meetings and decide who will run for which seat and where,” Ongoro lamented.
She was barred by the party’s disciplinary committee following chaos that rocked the Orange House when she led dozens of youths who attacked the party’s executive director Oduor Ong’wen and left several people injured.
Ongoro had also been required to issue a public apology to the party and its leader Raila Odinga.
“It is still perplexing that with the same tongue they say you were not involved and we thing you were a victim is the same tongue that now says I pay one million shillings as well as move to another constituency nine days to nominations,” she says adding that she was not going to pay the fine as she has already resigned from ODM.
Ongoro had been given an option to vie for Lang’ata constituency seat.
She has clarified that she is ready to face any candidate for the Ruaraka seat adding that what she was given on Friday was a membership certificate and not direct nomination.