10 Kisumu MCAs to answer to EACC cases

Kisumu County Assembly members at a seating

Following chaos that erupted at the Kisumu Couny Assembly on Tuesday last week during the swearing in of a new county speaker, about ten of the Members of Kisumu County Assmebly have been summoned by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

“It is true we have summoned about ten of them (MCAs), they should start appearing on February 25,” said EACC Western regional director Ignatius Wekesa

without confirming which MCAs exactly.

Chaos erupted at the County Assembly on Tuesday last week, after the chair of the budget committee Mr Steven Owiti was replaced by Central Kisumu Ward MCA Judith Ogaga.

Kisumu county speaker Onyango Oloo

A section of the ward representatives, who opposed the swearing in of Ms Ogaga on grounds that it was done un-procedurally, exchanged blows with those who supported her appointment.

House Majority Leader Ken Onyango, who led the faction that opposed Mr Owiti’s ouster, accused Speaker Onyango Oloo of dictating operations in the assembly. 

“For as long as this house is not going to be governed procedurally, as ODM members, we are going to make it difficult for business to be transacted. Wecause we do not want Kisumu Assembly to go the direction others have gone where acrimony is the order of the day,” he said.

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