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Migori County Assembly: Chaos ensue as members fight over Obado’s ouster

By Caleb Kingwara | September 23rd 2020 at 13:05:01 GMT +0300

A nominated Member of Migori County Assembly, Mary Ogodo, was on Wednesday injured after chaos rocked the Assembly over the impeachment of Governor Okoth Obado.

Tension started during the morning session when North Kanyamkago MCA George Omamba got orders from Migori High Court reinstating him as Deputy Speaker on Tuesday evening.

It forced the sergeant-at-arms to run away with the mace, as members were left assaulting each other physically, verbally and throwing water bottles across the Assembly.

Omamba was impeached in May last year, together with assembly clerk Tom Opere. Bukira East MCA Mathews Chacha and Emmanuel Abala took over in acting capacity amid court orders.

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The Standard established that Ogodo was admitted at the St Joseph Mission Hospital where she was rushed by her colleagues after the melee.

“There is no cause for alarm. Only her left arm has been broken but she is in stable condition,” said nominated MCA Jacky Gad.

Trouble started when five pro-Obado MCAs led by Kaler MCA Thomas Akungo walked into the house which was in session and tried to disrupt.

MCAs were forced to hold a Kamukunji over simmering internal wrangles, revolving around the legality assembly leadership.

An MCA who spoke to the standard accused Mr Omamba of using the court to forcefully take over the assembly’s leadership in the absence of Speaker Boaz Okoth who is ailing.

“He is taking advantage of the speaker’s absence to create confusion and take over the house. He is being used by some quarters to preside over governor Obado’s impeachment,” the MCA said.


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