The Jaramogi Oginga Odinga family has been thrown into a quandary after an illicit affair involving Kisumu Central MP Fred Ouda and daughter-in-law of Oburu Oginga was exposed into the public domain. Ouda reportedly eloped with the wife of Elijah Oburu, who is the eldest son of Oburu, when he accompanied his father to India for treatment more than two years ago.
The wife works with Equity Bank. Milimani branch, Kisumu. She is said to have been employed purely on political grounds but not due to her academic qualifications and expertise on job calling. Oburu is said to be unhappy over how the issue which has been a guarded secret in family circles found its way into the public glare. The EALA MP has now dispatched a number of people to find out those behind the expose. He recently held a tension-packed meeting with his inner circle together with a number of people close to Ouda to delve into the issue. Among those in attendance included Kisumu Central CDF chairman Samuel Nyawanda. Ouda’s aide Steve Rambo, Oginga’s aide Peter Yongo, Fred Ogoye were among others said to have attended the meeting.
The aim of the meeting which was charged was to get to the bottom of the highly offending matter. The Odinga family has been secretly grooming Elijah to take over from Ouda as a revenge act following his alleged adulterous act. Ouda has hitherto been on the receiving end from his subjects who say he is a total failure. Sources say he plans to switch his base to Nakuru town. Ouda was during the 2013 polls elected an MCA in Gem but later abandoned his subjects and camped in Kisumu. He is blamed for not standing up with supporters at the hour of need for fear of reprisals from ODM leader Raila Odinga.