In Summary
  • This comes after the party's ward representatives last week voted out Elias Otieno, accusing him of undermining the party and failing to offer leadership at the assembly.
  • The former premier urged the county legislators to conduct themselves with dignity and decorum and avoid violence when resolving issues.
  • Mr Otieno, the Kileleshwa MCA, promised to support his successor for the party's sake.

ODM leader Raila Odinga has endorsed changes to the party's leadership at the Nairobi assembly, with Karen MCA David Mberia installed as minority leader.

This comes after the party's ward representatives last week voted out Elias Otieno, accusing him of undermining the party and failing to offer leadership at the assembly.

Mr Odinga called on Mr Mberia to ensure equal representation of party and coalition members in House committees to prevent unease among members of county assembly.

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The former premier also urged the county legislators to conduct themselves with dignity and decorum and avoid violence when resolving issues.

“You are honourable members so you must exercise a high level of discipline and conduct yourselves with decorum," he said during a consultative meeting with the party's ward representatives at a Nairobi hotel on Tuesday.

"You must be role models to those aspiring to become leaders."

The opposition leader further called on the MCAs to keep the Executive in check in line with the role of county assemblies.

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