ODM holds rally at Tononoka grounds Prime Minister Raila Odinga acknowledges greetings from ODM supporters as he arrived at the Tononoka grounds for the ODM rally By LUCAS BARASA Posted Sunday, December 6 2009 at 13:30 The Orange Democratic Movement on Sunday afternoon held a public rally at Mombasa's Tononoka grounds, the backyard of Tourism minister Najib Balala. Prior to the Tononoka rally, Mr Odinga held a breakfast meeting with ODM MPs and other Coast leaders who are crucial in campaigning for him at the grassroots. Apart from Kisauni MP Ali Hassan Joho who played a crucial role in organising Mr Odingas three days visit at the Coast, others present were Cabinet minister Amason Kingi, Ramadhan Kajembe and Calist Mwatela. Others were Gideon Mungaro (Malindi MP), Thomas Mwadeghu (Wundanyi) and Omar Zonga. On Saturday evening Mr Odinga paraded the Coast MPs and Mombasa Mayor Ahmed Mohdhar as his point men in the province as he fights to consolidate his support in the region. ODM garnered 13 out 21 parliamentary seats in Coast Province in the last general election and the pro-Raila MPs said the party could have scooped all the seats if it were not for Mr Balala. The leaders accused Mr Balala of playing divisive politics, being a poor grassroots mobiliser and a lone ranger. Following the Balala-Raila fall out, Mr Joho who enjoys a huge network at the grassroots, is now being seen as Mr Odingas pointman in the region.