Kisumu County MCAs reject ODM SG Sifuna’s directive


Kisumu County MCAs reject ODM SG Sifuna's directive
ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna. PHOTO/COURTESY

In Summary

  • Acting Speaker Victor Rodgers read out the letter allegedly from Sifuna directing the MCAs halt the changes until a meeting to be chaired by Sifuna himself is done.
  • The MCAs, who were displeased by the said letter demanded to know why Sifuna directed it to the Speaker Onyango Oloo instead of the assembly leadership led by Majority leader and the Chief whip.
  • This happened just a day after Sifuna issued a statement reinstating Peter Imwatok and Elias Otieno, who had been replaced as minority whip and minority leader respectively.

Kisumu County Assembly MCAs on Wednesday rejected a letter purportedly written by ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna stopping any plans to change the house leadership membership.

Acting Speaker Victor Rodgers read out the letter allegedly from Sifuna directing the MCAs halt the changes until a meeting to be chaired by Sifuna himself is done.

The MCAs though went against that directive and vowed to go on with the house elections of new Majority leader, deputy minority leader, chief whip and members to sit in the County Assembly Service Board.

The MCAs, who were displeased by the said letter demanded to know why Sifuna directed it to the Speaker Onyango Oloo instead of the assembly leadership led by Majority leader and the Chief whip.

South East Nyakach MCA Johnson Guya trashed the letter saying it was collusion from individuals who do not want changes in the house leadership adding the MCAs had unanimously agreed to make changes as a way of ending constant wrangling after meeting ODM party leader Raila Odinga.

Muhoroni Sub County Nominated MCA Caren Muga also expressed her displeasure saying the ODM Secretary General had in the past failed to unite and end wrangles among Kisumu MCAs when called up and urged him to keep off the assembly leadership affairs.

This happened just a day after Sifuna issued a statement reinstating Peter Imwatok and Elias Otieno, who had been replaced as minority whip and minority leader respectively.

The two were reinstated  after an outcry from ODM party members saying the leadership then was  was weak and needed to be firmed up.

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