Did you ever imagine that a place meant for serious debating of development and other serious government matters can be turned into a wrestling ring? Well, if you haven’t, this is the situation that Kisumu County Assembly had been turned into.
Members of County Assembly have off late been engaging in fights whenever they meet, instead of discussing serious issues affecting the County.
On Sunday, ODM Party leader Raila Odinga met all the Kisumu MCAs and they revealed to him the man who had been causing all these wrangles in the County Assembly.
Speaker Onyango Oloo, according to an MCA who spoke to the one of the local dailies in confidence, was largely blamed for the persistent fights.
The county lawmaker said the ODM leader was candid that the wrangles are unhealthy and risk stiffing the county’s economic development agenda.
Raila reportedly told the ward representatives to remain committed to their legislative, representative, and oversight role.
The MCA said Oloo has been put on “probation” for one year to restore sanity in the House or face impeachment.
“All the fingers were pointing at him including the report by county ODM leaders on the chaos in the assembly. He was told to correct the mess by engaging all MCAs.
The MCAs’ differences arose from a plan to rent office spaces for Sh5 million in one of the malls in the town without proper procedure.
The members, who accuse the former TNA secretary general of mismanaging the assembly, have also rejected a proposal for a Sh300 million speaker’s residence.
The differences have pit Oloo on one side and majority leader Kenneth Onyango on the other. Raila brought a truce between them at the meeting.
Kisumu Deputy Governor Mathews Owili, MPs Aduma Owuor (Nyakach), Jared Okello (Nyando) and Oburu Oginga (EALA) were present.
Kisumu county ODM leaders led by former Muhoroni MP Ayiecho Olweny and members of the council of elders were also present.
Raila asked the MCAs to focus on constructive debate in the assembly as envisaged in the law.
“We don’t want to see members engage in physical fights. Parliament is about legislation and voting, he was quoted.”
The MCAs have been plotting to impeach Oloo. Following the blame fingers pointed at him, do you think he should get impeached?