After former Mukurwe-ini MP Kabando Wa Kabando also deserted him, former prime minister Raila Odinga broke down in tears.
A official request to leave the Narc Kenya Party, led by Martha Karua, the principal of Azimio, was made by Kabando wa Kabando.
The outspoken politician said in a statement yesterday that he no longer agreed with the ideas of the opposition coalition, especially those of ODM leader Raila Odinga.
In order to have his name removed from the Narc Kenya membership list, he submitted an application to the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP), but he remained mum about his plans for the future.
“I have instructed ORPP to deregister me, Hon. Kabando wa Kabando, from Narc Kenya as a matter of conscience and principle.”
“I value integrity, teamwork, and leadership. I abhor corruption and deceit. I want to thank Martha Karua and wish her well in her ventures with Azimio,” he said.
He added that while he had supported Raila and Karua during the general election in August 2022, he thought that their priorities had since shifted as a result of their defeat.
“My family, confidants, allies, friends, and coworkers are aware of my unwavering support for and confidence in Martha Karua to assist Raila Odinga in our elusive effort to rekindle a national rainbow to combat corruption and impunity.
“I’m sorry we lost it. Hopefully, we’ll soon be more in touch.
“I’ll continue to bravely do my patriotic share to restrain President Ruto’s increasingly renegade dictatorship, whether alone or in coalition with like-minded others. Unfortunately, neither Narc Kenya nor the ODM are functioning institutionally in this effort. Democracy suffers from cult-like politics, according to Kabando.