MPs from two Opposition parties have accused their coalition partner, ODM, of sidelining them when filling parliamentary leadership positions, triggering a revolt. The submission of a list of names of National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders in the National Assembly and Senate prompted a walkout by Coast Opposition MPs. The Coast lawmakers accused Raila Odinga’s ODM (Orange Democratic Movement) of shortchanging Wiper Democratic Movement and Amani National Congress (ANC). Critics argued the list fell short on gender and regional balance, further escalating the month-long standoff that had seen the Opposition fail to name its House leaders.

 

ODM and Wiper Parties in renewed fight over Parliamentary positions

MPs from two Opposition parties have accused their coalition partner, ODM, of sidelining them when filling parliamentary leadership positions, triggering a revolt. The submission of a list of names of National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders in the National Assembly and Senate prompted a walkout by Coast Opposition MPs. The Coast lawmakers accused Raila Odinga’s ODM (Orange Democratic Movement) of shortchanging Wiper Democratic Movement and Amani National Congress (ANC). Critics argued the list fell short on gender and regional balance, further escalating the month-long standoff that had seen the Opposition fail to name its House leaders.

 

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