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Hon. Ababu Namwamba is yet to survive Parliamentary axe

26, Feb 2015

The fate of ODM secretary general Ababu Namwamba hangs in the balance as members fo the public accounts committee meet to determine whether he will remain as chair or be removed and ODM asked to name replacement. At least 15 members of the 26 public accounts committee have no confidence in their chairman and want him replaced. The members say they intend to oust Namwamba on the ground of serious bribery allegations. MPs also accused their chairman of doctoring committee reports, leaking information to the media, high-handedness and bribery. He is also accused of leaking the committee’s reports to the media before they are tabled in the house. The MPs also accused him of high-handedness and making unilateral decisions on committee issues without consulting members, gagging and being disrespectful to members with divergent views and preventing free expression during committee meetings. The committee is considered influential because it scrutinises reports detailing how every arm of go