Raila Directs MP Millie Odhiambo to Resolve Homabay Political Tiff as Wanga, Mbadi Wars Tear Assembly

Two of ODM leader Raila Odinga’s best lieutenants in South Nyanza are said to be giving ‘baba’ a headache following their escalating wrangles that has tipped over to the County assembly.

The political tiff between ODM National Chairman John Mbadi and his erstwhile close buddy- Women Rep Gladys Wanga is said to be getting out of hand and that even the party leader has sat the both of them down and cautioned them over their war.

The bone of contention is the 2022 gubenatorials both are eying. Wanga had strategically ensured the Speaker Elizabeth Ayoo and Majority leader were allied to her but Mbadi has since pulled off a coupe and ousted the majority leader replacing him with one allied to him.

He has also successfully poached a good number of MCAs once allied to Wanga but who felt aggrieved that Wanga was only ‘eating’ with a few.

Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo has called a meeting for Homa Bay ODM lawmakers and wrangling MCAs following a directive by party leader Raila Odinga.

The leaders are expected to iron out differences that have engulfed the county assembly. Millie did not give the date and venue.

On Tuesday last week, some MCAs assaulted Homa Bay Speaker

And on Friday during the burial of former chairman for South Nyanza County Council Akech Chieng’, Raila told MCAs to stop fighting over power.

“MCAs cannot continue fighting over minor issues and ignore development. I want the dispute in Homa Bay solved quickly by Millie,” Raila said.

Millie who is one of the senior MPs in Homa Bay county said she is ready for the task. The MP was addressing Homa Bay residents during Mashujaa Day celebrations held at Kamasengre Primary School in her constituency.

She said the 2022 politics is to blame for the wrangles.

“We should work for our people first before looking for bigger political seats,” the MP said.

MCAs are fighting over the Majority leader’s position. There are two factions in the assembly, one supporting Kanyadoto MCA Walter Muok and the other backing his Kwabwai counterpart Richard Ogindo.

The leaders expected at the meeting are John Mbadi (Suba South),  Adipo Okuome (Karachuonyo), Martine Owino (Ndhiwa), Ong’ondo Were (Kasipul) and Eve Obara (Kabondo Kasipul).

Others are Lillian Gogo (Rangwe), Peter Kaluma (Homa Bay Town), Homa Bay woman representative Gladys Wanga and Senator Moses Kajwang’.

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