Nominated Senator Elizabeth Ongoro has defected from the Orange Democratic Party citing frustration from the opposition party.
Ongoro’s decision comes a day after 400 aspirants were handed direct tickets to contest in the August General Election.
She was barred from contesting for Ruaraka parliamentary seat in an apparent disciplinary action after her supporters clashed with those of area MP TJ Kajwang in Mathare last month, leaving two people dead.
According to sources, Ongoro turned down offers to vie for woman representative or senator.
She accused ODM of denying her the chance to exercise her democratic right to seek the Ruaraka MP seat.
The legislator is expected to announce her new party under which she will vie for MP.
She will reportedly join a party in the National Super Alliance.
On twitter, she was a trending topic as users shared their reactions to the news expected to deal ODM a big blow as her mobilisation skills had turned her into an asset for the party.
Some twitter reactions:
How Elizabeth Ongoro is regretting taking all that teargas for Babu’s sycophancy. I have a feeling Joho is next pic.twitter.com/xcJbX3ZvlX
— El-Gringo (@davitorreto) April 4, 2017
Elizabeth ongoro ditching Odm is not a problem.The problem is,where will she go to??Nobody ditches “baba” and survive politically
— Oscar pentium (@Oscarpentium) April 4, 2017
Elizabeth Ongoro is a kind of woman who packs her belongings when her husband farts in the blanket only to regret later. Who cooked???
— Kenyan in Diaspora (@AmbroseSir) April 4, 2017
Elizabeth Ongoro ditching @TheODMparty for another party joins the political dustbin that Ababu, Balala were thrown to. They won’t survive
— Agot Bonface (@agot_bonface) April 4, 2017
Elizabeth Ongoro defects from ODM. I officially declare the silly season open..
— Boore Duncan (@BooreDuncan) April 4, 2017
Elizabeth Ongoro alikula teargas pia, she met a requirement for one to be issued with direct ODM nomination…why? pic.twitter.com/ytzGSNAdd6
— THE SEASON (@castrofy26) April 4, 2017
Elizabeth Ongoro defecting from ODM not asuprise,she has dug her own political grave,Tupatane 2022.
— Yuvencius Onyisi™ (@Yonsinyo) April 4, 2017
@KTNKenya Elizabeth Ongoro has always remained loyal to ODM, why missed direct nomination????
— Kennedy Otieno (@kenotieno426) April 4, 2017
“Elizabeth Ongoro” ODM doesn’t like this woman..Frustrated in 2013 in her senatorial bid again in 2017 in her parliamentary bid.
— MT.KENYA SPONSOR (@Kiki_raze) April 4, 2017
How Elizabeth Ongoro has fought for Raila on diff fronts & the pain of realizing u r not among his chosen few in ODM pic.twitter.com/9qZx5vDw8E
— BenÅ ® (@Bawse17) April 4, 2017
Sad if ODM could frustrate the ambitions of a diehard Baba supporter like Elizabeth Ongoro.
Did i ever see her shed tears on tv? pic.twitter.com/da88B4oaFn
— Sam (@wagurasam) April 4, 2017
Elizabeth Ongoro ditches NASA and Oh D Minus and I be like pic.twitter.com/zvoiJyxW9k
— Lennox Abiolah (@Lennox_Abiolah) April 4, 2017
Elizabeth Ongoro has finally opened her eyes. She has been frustrated by internal party favorism in ODM party pic.twitter.com/jYJGhjoJfE
— KIPLETING MANUUELA (@MarketerManuela) April 4, 2017
“Elizabeth Ongoro” Baba should have just said chama ina wenyewe hao wegine ni tenants!
— Hadlee (@hadleekirio) April 4, 2017
Elizabeth Ongoro doesnt have enough political muscle she shld pack,go back and learn to cook for her husband and children.
— #GainWithXtianDela (@OtileVince) April 4, 2017