Nairobi ODM MCAs come to blows in Mombasa over PAC committee’s leadership
Wrangles over leadership positions pitting ODM MCAs at the Nairobi count assembly have escalated.A Nairobi MCA said he was assaulted by a colleague during a Public Accounts committtee meeting in Mombasa on Saturday. Karen Ward MCA David Mberia told members of the press that he was attacked by Public Accounts chairman Wilfred Odalo. “I arrived for the meeting and greeted the PAC chairman only for him to rain blows on me. He broke my nose and I bled profusely as other MCAs watched,” said Mberia.
SEE ALSO :MPs defy Uhuru, Raila on Gender BillThere was a plot to replace Minority Leader Elias Okumu and Minority Whip Peter Imwatok with Highrise MCA Kennedy Oyugi and Lower Savanna MCA Nicholas Okumu respectively. ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna stated that the party had resolved to maintain the status quo with the regards to the leadership at the assembly. Mr Sifuna said Raila had requested that the committee membership be harmonised in the next one week to ensure equity. One MCA who requested anonymity told The Standard that ODM Nairobi chairman George Aladwa had been directed to ensure that Mr Okumu and Mr Imwatok drafted a fresh list of party members to ensure equity in committees’ allocation. “Currently, Okumu is the largest beneficiary from committees having a total of seven while other members only have one committee. The party leadership directed that by next week each ODM member should belong to at least three committees,” said the source.
SEE ALSO :Rosemary Odinga: Adjusting to new lifeThe MCA further said that after the new list is drafted, it would be sent to Mr Aladwa who would share it with Raila for ratification.