Rebel ODM MPs to challenge expulsion
A section of legislators from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party say they will move to court to contest their expulsion from the party.
Speaking on Sunday at a church service in Migori county, Suba South legislator Caroli Omondi argued that he was exercising the will of his electorate, by meeting the president in order to lobby for development.
“Hakuna makosa tumefanya kama mimi to go and lobby for Suba people to get a road and we must speak the truth and I am emphasizing here that if we go to court we are going to win,” Omondi said.
“I am a lawyer and I assure you we are going to win let me tell you why there was not tribunal that tried us are we together that is why I am saying this thing is going to embarrass the party.”
His Uriri counterpart Mark Nyamita accused the party’s disciplinary committee of bias claiming that the National Executive Council recommendation to axe them from the party was a selfish move masking the politics of succession.
“If the chairman anyway is on record declaring interest in the seat of Caroli then he is the very person that is sitting in the committee to judge us then what really do you expect so really let us be fair,” he said.
On his part, National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula called on party leaders to allow their members to serve the electorate and shelve what he said were selfish interests.
“If it is good for the party leader of a certain party to go to Mombasa and talk to the president about the welfare of the people of Kenya, then what is wrong if Nyamita goes to see the president to talk about Uriri?” Wetangula posed.
“Mimi naomba tu wewe
ulichaguliwa kuwakilisha watu wa Uriri wewe wakilisha hao fungua kila mlango.”
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