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Sunday 31 August 2014


Homa Bay county senator Otieno Kajwang’ might not find it easy to chair the newly created county development board. The county MCAs hinted last week that they would not allow the senator to chair the board which was recently created through an act of parliament. They have termed its creation as illegal and unconstitutional and vowed not to allow Kajwang’ to step into their assembly under any circumstances

The newly created boards across all the counties makes senators chairmen of the county development boards.

 Already, a similar reaction has been witnessed at Kisumu  county where  Senator Anyang’  Nyongo’ and a group of  MPs from the region were kicked out of a board meeting in Kisumu.
Kajwang’, a close confidant of the ODM leader Raila Odinga, has lately come under severe criticism. MPs and party leaders from Western province  issued a statement earlier last week citing him and Raila’s elder brother Oburu Oginga, Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo and  Mohammed Junet of Suna  East as among those Raila should sideline because they are fond of branding leaders from other regions who are supporting the part as Jubilee moles.

A group of party officials from all the eight parliamentary constituencies in Homa Bay county announced that they had ousted Kajwang’ and his entire executive of the county branch where he had been the chairman for a couple of years. They accused the senator of having failed to call the party meeting to iron out a certain pressing problems.

Raila, however, insisted that Kajwang’s the ousting was not in line with the party’s regulations.
In Homa-Bay politics, Kajwang’ is known to be  allied to the Governor Cyprian Awiti who attended the meeting but did not side with the senator. The MCAs declared that they would not allow Kajwang to chair any board meeting in their assembly.

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