Busia MCAs walk out on Governor Ojaamong, threaten impeachment


Busia MCAs walk out on Governor Ojaamong, threaten impeachment
Busia County Assembly Deputy Speaker Lawrence Murunga addresses the press in Kisumu after the MCAs walked out on Governor Sospeter Ojaamong during a retreat. PHOTO/ALLAN OBIERO

In Summary

  • The retreat that had brought together the MCAs as well as County Executive Members was to run until next week but has since been aborted after differences on status of development projects.
  • The MCAs, led by Majority Leader Laban Wanjala and Deputy Speaker Lawrence Murunga, accused the executive, including the governor, of poor implementation of development projects.
  • Addressing the press in Kisumu, Mr. Murunga said they are saddened by the pace at which projects are being implemented and with no concrete explanation from the county boss.

Members of Busia County Assembly on Wednesday walked out on Governor Sospeter Ojaamong during a retreat organized to discuss the county’s supplementary budget.

The retreat that had brought together the MCAs as well as County Executive Members was to run until next week but has since been aborted after differences on status of development projects.

The MCAs, led by Majority Leader Laban Wanjala and Deputy Speaker Lawrence Murunga, accused the executive, including the governor, of poor implementation of development projects.

Addressing the press in Kisumu, Mr. Murunga said they are saddened by the pace at which projects are being implemented and with no concrete explanation from the county boss.

“We, as an assembly, our role is to oversight… we have nothing to oversight because there is nothing on the ground and that is why we are taking a stand that we need an explanation so that we may be able to move forward as a county. Or else business shall not be as usual in Busia,” said Murunga.

The Deputy Speaker added that the MCAs are ready to impeach any member of the executive who is sleeping on the job at the expense of service delivery.

Governor Ojaamong, on his part, said the MCAs were given false information that the allocation meant for ward projects would be scrapped off from the supplementary budget.

“Somebody leaked to the MCAs that the ward development fund has been scrapped, which is not the case… so it has made the members of the assembly to be very emotional,” said the county chief.

He added that the retreat would not continue, further stating that the impeachment threats by the MCAs were uncalled for, adding that he was ready to defend himself.

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