ODM finally cracks whip on rebel MPs

ODM has removed seven rebel MPs from key parliament committees in a move to discipline errant members who have openly declared their desire to work with the rival Jubilee Party.

 

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has removed seven rebel MPs from key parliament committees in a move to discipline errant members who have decamped or openly declared their desire to work with the rival Jubilee Party.

Topping the list is former ODM secretary general Ababu Namwamba who decamped to the Labour Party of Kenya and is now its party leader.

Key committees

The Budalang’i lawmaker was removed from the powerful Budget and Appropriations Committee, the Committee of Administration and National Security and the Constitution Implementation Oversight and Implementation Committee.

Also discharged from the various committees were Karachuonyo MP James Rege (Committees of Energy, Equal Opportunity and National Cohesion) Tigania East MP Mpuru Aburi (Committees of Energy and Lands) and Mathare MP Steven Kariuki (Committees of Education, Constitution Oversight and Implementation).

Others removed are Imenti Central’s Kubai Iringo (Commitees of Finance and Regional Integration), Nominated MP Isaac Mwaura (Committees of Environment and House Procedure) and Sirisia MP John Waluke (Committees of National Security and Delegated Legislation).

The legislators had earlier been summoned by the party's disciplinary committee but they defended themselves saying that Party Leader Raila Odinga was mismanaging ODM and had denied them their democratic right to make decisions.

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