In Summary
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Majority Leader Ken Onyango accused Speaker Onyango Oloo of dictatorship.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has summoned at least 10 Kisumu Members of County Assembly over the recent chaos in the House.

The anti-graft body has also summoned Siaya County Public Service Board chairman Joe Donde over allegations of irregular employment of county staff in the past financial year.

EACC Western regional director Ignatius Wekesa said the Kisumu ward representatives, whom he declined to name, will appear before the commission from February, 27. They will be grilled over their recent conduct in the House.

“It is true we have summoned about ten of them (MCAs), they should start appearing on February 25,” Mr Wekesa told Nation.co.ke on Monday.  

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.

EXHANGED BLOWS

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.

During the chaos that saw the session suspended for about 15minutes, one of the MCAs attempted to run with the mace outside the assembly, before he was stopped by the sergeant-at-arms.

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