The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party had no choice but to come up with a new strategy after failing to kickstart the impeachment Migori Governor Okoth Obado.
Several of the party leaders headed to Migori County to spearhead the impeachment motion. According to them, it is easier to deal with such issues in the affected County as opposed to trying to deal with them while in Nairobi.
John Mbadi, the ODM Chairman, led several politicians to Migori County. Some of the leaders that joined the ODM chair are Members of Parliament as well as Executive Director Oduor Ong’wen.
On 12th September, the ODM party called for a strategy meeting. Their main agenda was to find a way around ensuring that Members of County Assembly remove Governor Obado from his seat.
“The branch delegates and National Executive officials will meet in Migori today (Saturday, September 12,” Edwin Sifuna, ODM’s Secretary-General, wrote to Migori County party leadership.
Some party leaders allegedly threatened to dewhip MCAs who do not give in to their demands.
The strategy meeting comes days after County Speaker Boaz Okoth adjourned house sittings thrice. The County said it was not safe to hold the sittings. He also said that he feared for his life.
Mr Okoth also alleged that goons attacked him while in his house and also roughed him up at a hotel.
“My life is in danger, and I have recorded a statement so as to understand why my bodyguard was withdrawn,” the County Speaker said.
Dennis Onyango, Raila Odinga’s spokesperson, asked the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to investigate some Migori County government officials. He alleged that the officials are colluding with Governor Obado to ensure that the impeachment process does not kick-off.
“On the pending impeachment motion in Migori, the DCI may need to conduct money trail between Migori County officials,” Mr Onyango said in his speech.