In Summary
  • The bill will be presented to Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong to be signed into law. 
  • Of the nine PPK MCAs, only three attended the session.

At least four counties in western Kenya have adopted proposal to form People’s Assembly to push for opposition Nasa’s quest for electoral justice.

On Thursday, Busia, Vihiga and Homa Bay counties approved the formation of the assemblies, a day after Siaya County.

In Busia, the bill was adopted following a motion moved by Deputy Minority Leader Moses Ochieng’ and seconded by Malaba Central Ward MCA Bernard Papa.

MOTION

During the session presided over by Speaker Bernard Buluma, Mayenje Ward MCA David Luyemba (Jubilee) opposed the motion.

Gardy Jakaa of Bukhayo North/Walatsi (Independent) asked the Speaker about the authenticity of the bill since it had no signature, but was overruled.  

The bill will be presented to Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong to be signed into law. 

Senators James Orengo (Siaya), Cleophas Malala (Kakamega), and former senators Boni Khalwale and Johnson Muthama, among others, on Thursday toured Kakamega and Vihiga County Assemblies to witness the approval of the motions.

“As Nasa, we need to streamline the structure of the National Government so that we can compete at the level of our minds,” said Mr Khalwale.

In Kakamega, however, the debate was postponed to next Tuesday.

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