Kisumu MCAs clash over new budget chairperson

Kisumu MCAs clash as new budget committee chairperson is sworn-in

Chaos unfolded at the Kisumu County Assembly on Tuesday 20th, as fresh leadership scuffles took a ‘war’ dimension with the removal of the budget committee chairperson.

This is not the first time the Kisumu County Assembly is facing wrangles in their leadership and no season go without a fist fight.

Blows were exchanged as a section of MCAs opposed to the swearing-in of Central Kisumu Ward MCA Judith Ogaga as the new chairperson of the committee.

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Judith Ogaga

One of the MCAs is reported to have grabbed the mace and attempted to run with it outside the assembly before he was tackled by the Sergeant-at-Arms.

A group led by Majority leader Kenneth Onyango questioned the process that the process that led to the removal of the former budget committee chair, Kolwa East MCA, Stephen Owiti.

Onyango Oloo said that Mr. Owiti was ousted after 10 MCAs signed a petition for his removal.

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Speaker Onyango Oloo

Budget cahir, Mr. Owiti, alleged that the ploy to remove him was as a result of his hard stance on impunity as well as the decision of his committee to reject a raft of proposals including the allocation of some Ksh.200 million for the construction of a new assembly premises.

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