In Summary
  • Speaking while moving the motion, Ms Ombura said time had come for civilians in the county to have forums of discussing matters which affect their daily lives.
  • On Wednesday, the Siaya County Assembly adopted a proposal to set up a people's assembly in the county as a way of forcing a repeat presidential election in February 2018.

Homa Bay MCAs have passed a motion for establishing People's Assembly in the county, barely a day after their colleagues in Siaya adopted a similar proposal to push for opposition Nasa’s reform agenda.

On Thursday, the motion moved by the Assembly Deputy Majority Leader Ruth Ombura was said to be intended to enable the area residents have a forum of discussing matters of national importance.

Another key objective of the motion is to aid the National Supper Alliance leader Raila Odinga's desire of conducting a fresh presidential election in Kenya.

Speaking while moving the motion, Ms Ombura said time had come for civilians in the county to have forums of discussing matters which affect their daily lives.

DEBATE

"The constitution stipulates that the sovereign power belongs to the people. The powers will be exercised well only if we form the People's Assembly in this county," said Ms Ombura.

The motion was seconded by Chief Whip Sophie Salim. It was dominated by debate on frustrations which Kenyan fishermen undergo in the hands of Ugandan security personnel in Lake Victoria.

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