Gathoni Wamuchomba, Babu Owino Form Movement to Fight for Voiceless Kenyans

A section of MPs across the political divide have put aside their factions’ ideologies to stand up for the voiceless Kenyans.

List of MPs forming Kenya’s new Opposition

The MPs from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), Jubilee, Wiper Democratic Movement, and United Democratic Alliance (UDA) parties vowed to work together to represent the voice of the majority of Kenyans, which they claim is being ignored by their colleagues.

Wamuchomba, elected on a UDA ticket, has at several times differed with her party leader and the president of Kenya, William Ruto, over policies she deemed oppressive to the ordinary Mwananchi struggling to make ends meet.

She boldly voted against the contested Financial Act of 2023 and fervently opposed the proposal to increase the fuel levy to 16% and introduce a 3% House Levy deduction on employees.

MPs Wamuchomba, Owino, and Caleb Amisi (Saboti), Charles Nguna (Mwingi West), Amos Mwago (Starehe), Catherine Omanyo (Busia woman representative), and Embakasi West’s Mark Mwenje say their coalition will offer alternative opposition and represent the youths of Kenya.

Babu Owino promises nationwide rallies, protests

Addressing the press on Tuesday, March 26, Babu said Mwenje will lead the movement.

“This is the team that is going to give direction in this country because we have seen laxity in the opposition. We are taking our rightful place to ensure that the interests of Kenyans are objectively fought for. We will not be limited to holding rallies and calling for protests to agitate for Kenyans’ issues,” Babu said.

They first called on the government to address the stalemate with doctors who have downed tools over an unimplemented Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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