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Raila: Why we settled on Ochillo Ayacko for mini election - 8 months ago, 9 Aug 09:34

Kepher Otieno And ...

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has explained how it ended up with Ochillo Ayacko as its candidate for the Migori senatorial by-election.

While addressing the Press at Orange House in Nairobi, yesterday, ODM party leader Raila Odinga said they used an opinion poll to arrive at the decision.

Raila spoke as the battle for the seat took an interesting turn, with one of the front runners - former minister Dalmas Otieno, landing a Government appointment.

Mr Otieno’s appointment as a commissioner with the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) could change the matrix of the race, should he accept the nomination.

Otieno, one of the longest-serving politicians in Nyanza, had broken ranks with ODM after it picked Ayacko and was running on a National Liberal Party ticket.

His appointment to SRC by President Uhuru Kenyatta came amid speculation that it could have been done under the spirit of cooperation between the President ...
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