In Summary
  • Group dubbed ‘team sanity’ skips official session to avoid fight with her supporters.

Police have arrested a ward representative over the assault of Homa Bay County Assembly Clerk Daniel Kaudo on Wednesday morning.

Kojwach Ward Rep Joan Ogada is accused of assaulting the clerk by tearing his clothes and destroying items in his office over unknown reasons.

She is said to have been in the company of two other MCAs who went underground after the incident.

Homa Bay County Deputy Police Commander Samuel Obara said Ms Ogada will be arraigned.

"We are looking for the MCAs who escaped so that they can face charges. We want them to explain to us what happened," Mr Obara said.

Divisions in the Homa Bay County assembly deepened on Tuesday after one of the feuding factions held a night sitting to avoid a conflict with their “adversaries”.

This came after an attempt by embattled Speaker Elizabeth Ayoo to return to office failed because the camp opposed to her leadership boycotted her sitting.

The MCAs have taken sides in a leadership battle pitting Ms Ayoo against acting Speaker Evance Marieba.

Ms Ayoo was impeached by MCAs last November over corruption and mismanagement claims but obtained a court order on the basis of which she has been trying to reclaim her position.

On Tuesday, the ward reps allied to Mr Marieba met from 6:30 to 8:00pm, in a session presided over by the acting speaker.

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