22 Homa Bay MCAs threaten to resign over county assembly wrangles


22 Homa Bay MCAs threaten to resign over county assembly wrangles
Chaos at Homa Bay County Assembly where Speaker Elisabeth Ayoo was heckled by irate MCAs who who accused her of being biased. PHOTO/ALY ABICH

Twenty-two Homa Bay Members of County Assembly allied to embattled Speaker Elizabeth Ayoo on Tuesday said they are ready to resign by next week to pave way for fresh elections following the constant wrangles in the Assembly.

Led by Assembly Chief Whip Richard Ogindo the MCAs said they will not continue to earn a salary and allowances as ward representatives for no work done for the electorates.

Mr. Ogindo said the legislators allied to the Speaker are ready to quit and leave the their rival camp of over 38 members to continue earning salaries and allowances for no job done at the expense of development.

Addressing the press at the Assembly compound, the Chief Whip said Homa Bay County residents are bitter with the county lawmakers over the frequent battles in the county assembly instead of service delivery.

Nominated MCA Sophie Koweje stated that there is need to suspend the County Assembly over gross misconduct among the MCAs.

She said they will surrender their resignation letters to the office of the Speaker by next week so that the opponent camp can continue transacting the house businesses, adding that MCAs are fighting over power.

Kojwach MCA Joan Ogada called for the dissolution of the entire county leadership to allow IEBC give voters a fresh opportunity to elect new leaders.

Ogada accused Governor Cyprian Awiti and his deputy Hamilton Orata of failing to act as mediators between the two warring factions of MCAs derailing House business.

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Story By Aly Abich
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