The Orange Democratic Movement in Scandinavia (ODM-Scandinavia) will hold its second public meeting on Saturday November 4th from 16.00 at Tensta Träff. According to Mr. Dancan Munala, the Secretary of the Party, the meeting will discuss the latest events within the Party since its formation on October 14th while it will also be used to recruit new members.
Mr. Munala said that ODM supporters continued to register with the Party and hoped that the trend will continue. Last week, seven Kenyans joined the Party which has invited Kenyans to attend the Saturday meeting. Mr. Munala said that the focus of ODM-Scandinavia is to ensure that the Party branch in Kenya seizes power in next year’s elections.
ODM Chairperson Mrs Hellen Opwapo told Kenya Stockholm Blog that members who reside as far as Denmark and Finland have showed interest in the party. “It is just a matter of time before they become members”, she said.
Leaflets containing information about ODM-Scandinavia are already in circulation in Stockholm and the formation of the Party branch appears to have been well received especially by Kenyans who are tired of the corrupt government of President Mwai Kibaki.
Mr. Munala said that Kenyans in Stockholm have been able to follow ODM-Scandinavia activities because the Party is open. “We do not organize secret meetings in apartments because ODM-Scandinavia is not a secret Party”, he said.
In the meantime, ODM-K supporters in Norway will meet on Saturday 11th November to begin discussions about setting up a branch in Oslo. According to Mr. Peter Ranginya, an ODM contact, many Kenyans have shown interest in the Party in Oslo.