ODM Summons Rebels Aisha Jumwa, Suleiman Dori and Others From Homabay

The ODM party has summoned Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori and his Malindi counterpart Aisha Jumwa for disciplinary action.

In a letter dated September 19, the lawmakers have been asked to show-cause why they should not be disciplined.

The letter was signed by Mr Fred Athuok, chairman of the ODM Disciplinary Committee. Other members present during the meeting that resolved to summon the said politicians are Harold Kipchumba, Mohamed Yunus and Halima Daro.

“The disciplinary committee has also issued the notice to show-cause letters to several members of Homa Bay County and will act on the same accordingly,” the letter reads.

In Nyamira, MCAs Duke Masira, who is also the majority leader, George Abuga Morara, Damaris Nyarangi, Abel Mose Mokaya, Carolyne Mogere and Monica Mwamba have been summoned.

Ms Immaculate Adhiambo of Busia and Peter Palang’a, minority leader in Nakuru County assembly, are also expected at Orange House.

“The party disciplinary mechanisms will soon kick in and we will inform the public in due time on our next cause of action,” Mr Athuok said.

ODM has been keen to stem any rebellion in its Coast, Western and Nyanza strongholds following a political truce between President Uhuru Kenyatta and the party’s leader Raila Odinga that Deputy President William Ruto has taken advantage of and has been frequenting the opposition zones, dishing out goodies in terms of development projects, appointing point-men and rallying support for himself.

Key among his point-men in the region have been Ms Jumwa and Mr Dori who have declared that their support for Mr Ruto will not dwindle despite ODM threats to punish rebel MPs.

Mr Athuok said the law required that members facing such action must be given an opportunity to defend themselves.

In the Nyamira, ODM party last month wrote to the Ward Reps asking them to explain in writing why they defied the party’s position to kick out Deputy Speaker Duke Omoti.

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