As we celebrate our 10th anniversary as a party, ODM's political identity and social base has since solidified into a firmly unmistakable character. Kenyan's are increasingly identifying themselves with ODM as the party of choice. Our historic agenda is clear for all Kenyans to appreciate. CHANGE is not only our strategic platform: it is hardwired into the partys DNA. It is the very core of our mission. It informs our vision of a new and better Kenyan society - a society for which democracy must refer to the exercise of public authority by the majority in the light of the interest and opinion of the same. In addition it animates the supreme values that define and drive our social contract with the kenyan people.
Democracy requires responsible citizens who can make sound decisions about their future, and can act on these decisions. ODM supporters have shown through the years that they are ready to make sound and critical decisions that have propelled our country forward.
Democracy requires a community, or a society of citizens, that can work together. In ODM, we have proven that though separated by language, culture and geography, communities in Kenya can come together and work together to overcome the worst dictatorships. By community we don’t mean the colonial construct known as “tribes” but people, regardless of ethnic extractions, who identify with the national challenges of the day and join in others to agitate for solutions.
Democracy requires institutions with public legitimacy that contribute to strengthening society. But while this is so, ODM has been mindful to not substitute public knowledge for expert knowledge, whose final result always weakens self-determination. ODM believes the people are sovereign not just on paper but by deeds; that’s why our legacy is that of a people driven constitutional dispensation...Read More