Blow to ODM as another key member defects from their camp
According to Onyonka defecting from ODM to Ford Kenya is meant to increase his re-election chance come August 8 2017.
Onyonka is set to be received by the Part Leader of Ford Kenya Mose Wetangula on Sunday.
"This is a step I am taking openly and I have no regrets,"said Onyonka.
He added that possible nomination nightmare at the ODM party are some of the reasons that forced him to defect, saying he had already informed Raila Odinga that he will be leaving.
"Politics has become increasingly dynamic and too convoluted and experience has shown that ODM nominations have never been fair." Said Onyonka.
However Onyonka says that Raila did not object his move because he was just joining a party that is a member of the National Super Alliance where ODM is a member too.
Despite his move to Ford Kenya Richard Onyonka will still be in the camp that has the presence of Raila Odinga and ODM members.
As an ODM member Onyonka has been through a number of run-ins with the Kisii ODM party branch Chairman Samuel Omwondo.
The MP claimed that Mr Omwando had been ferrying goons to jeer him whenever Mr Odinga was in town.
Onyonka will battle it out with the likes of Samuel Omwando, James Onkangi, Engineer Peter Mochoge and Andrew Maubi for the position of the Kitutu Chache South legislator.
Recently Onyonka had been associated with Jubilee Party that is under the wings of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.
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