A former aide to Raila Odinga has quit the Orange Democratic Party (ODM) citing divergence of political ideology.
Eliud Owalo’s resignation comes at a time when the Speaker of the National Assembly is expected to declare the Kibra Constituency seat vacant following the death of former Member of Parliament Ken Okoth.
“My resignation is informed by the fact that my political ideology, convictions, and belief no longer has convergence or depict any congruence and common denominator with that of the ODM Party; its value-orientation and practices,” he said in a letter.
He said that he had lost all enthusiasm to warrant his continued stay in the ODM Party.
In 2013, he was accused of attempting to overthrow the government through a popular uprising similar to what was witnessed in Arab states.