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Baringo UDA MCAs clash over proposed changes in house leadership

Baringo UDA MCAs clash over proposed changes in house leadership


Wednesday April 3, 2024

KNA by Benson Kelio/Joshua Kibet

Chaos erupted at Baringo county assembly after a faction of UDA members of county assembly attempted to introduce a new list of house leadership.

This is after house speaker Vincent Kemboi read two conflicting letters on house majority leadership during Tuesday’s morning session.

Kemboi had read to the house a communication from Sacho MCA John Tarus who had tabled a new list of party leadership in the assembly.

When the speaker went ahead to read a second letter the assembly had received from the party headquarters retaining the current leadership of Lawi Kipchumba as majority leader, Josphat Lokorio as deputy majority leader, Ernest Kibet as majority chief whip and Purity Talam as his deputy whip, it did not go well with majority of the members.

The speaker was caught up in the melee after some MCAs who were attempting to snatch the two letters, charged at him.

The opposing camp noted that they met in mid-March, this year, and proposed Lembus Perkerra MCA Kennedy Kiprono to be the house majority leader, deputized by David Sitoi while John Tarus and Eveline Korir assume the positions of majority and deputy majority whip respectively.

Speaking to the press at his office within the assembly, Kemboi who condemned the unfortunate incident said it was against the house standing orders and rules.

He stated that the assembly shall institute disciplinary actions on members who will be found culpable for the matter which could have been solved through peaceful negotiations.

“We are going to engage the powers and privileges committee so that it will take action against the MCAs who attempted to charge at the speaker,” said Kemboi.

The Speaker who revealed that the house comprises of 31 UDA legislators, nine from KANU, two from Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and one from Jubilee Party advised the ruling party to put their house in order in Baringo since the stalemate is likely to affect the house business which will have a ripple effect on service delivery to wananchi.

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