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Migori assembly passed 33 bills amid impeachment attempts, chaos

Voters and leaders have accused the MCAs of failing to put the executive to task.

In Summary

• Just after the 2017 polls, political goons named ‘Sangwenya’ invaded the house beating up MCAs and orderlies during the election of the speaker.

The Migori second county assembly, which was marred by impeachment, leadership wrangles and chaos, adjourned on Thursday.

 Macalder-Kanyarwanda MCA George Duro, who was the acting speaker, said despite numerous challenges, they managed to pass 33 bills.

Voters and leaders have accused the MCAs of failing to put the executive to task. They have also complained of wrangles which gave the assembly a bad image.

Just after the 2017 polls, political goons named ‘Sangwenya’ invaded the house beating up MCAs and orderlies during the election of the speaker.

Then North Kadem MCA Boaz Okoth was announced as the new speaker.

During the chaos, nominated MCA Esther Onana fainted after being assaulted and was rushed to hospital.

Okoth resigned as an MCA, dodged several impeachment attempts by MCAs in several flare-ups of violence over leadership wrangles.

In September 2020, the assembly was in the national limelight after nominated MCA Mary Odiga's arm was broken and seven colleagues charged in court during an attempt to impeach Obado. They denied charges over the chaos.

Earlier this year Okoth, who is vying for a governor on an independent ticket, was impeached by MCAs after he and seven co-accused were charged in court with breaking into assembly finance offices and stealing equipment and files.

Okoth appeared and others appeared before chief magistrate Dickson Onyango. They denied the charges.

 

 

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