November 16, 2018

ODM leader hospitalised

A leader affiliated to the National Super Alliance (NASA) has been admitted to hospital.

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Executive Director Oduor Ong’wen was on Wednesday (10/1/18) admitted to the Nairobi Hospital.

The party led by Opposition leader Raila Odinga and his deputy Mombasa Governor, Ali Hassan Joho, divulged the news to Kenyans on social media.

“Our [ODM] Executive Director Oduor Ong’wen was yesterday admitted at Nairobi Hospital. We are pleased to report Mr. Ong’wen is responding well to medication,” the party posted on Twitter.

They also re-assured the members of the public that Mr Ong’wen was recuperating and responding well to medication.

In a tweet on Thursday (11/1/18), the party revealed that Ong’wen was visited by the Party Secretary General Senator Dr Agnes Zani among other leaders.

The party, however, did not disclose the cause of his illness.

The ODM Director is among the leaders of the People’s Assembly National Steering Committee announced by NASA last year.
Other members of the team include renowned economist David Ndii , Peter Mathuki , Hamida Kibwana, Judy Sijeny , Dr Mutakha Kangu and Koitamet Ole Kina .

On Thursday (January 4, 2018), NASA said the committee to swear in Raila and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka was already working and would be unveiled.

“We are of course alive to the fact that the public is very eager to hear about the swearing in of the People’s President and Deputy President. This is on course. It will be the biggest public event that Kenya has seen since independence. An Assumption of Office Committee, which is already in place and working will be unveiled in the coming days, and that Committee will be keeping you informed,” read part of a statement by the Organising Committee of the People’s Assembly.

Addressing Kenyans on New Year’s Eve, Raila divulged that NASA would launch fresh peaceful protests against the Jubilee Government.

“Within the first week of the New Year, we will unveil a programme for civil disobedience, peaceful protests, non-cooperation with and resistance to an illegitimate regime in addition to People’s Assemblies,” said Raila.

He said that NASA’s priority would be to fight for electoral justice to ensure that the voter’s voice is heard.

The former prime minister has also vowed that he will be sworn in on January 30, 2018.

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