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One MCA seriousy injured as fresh wrangles rock Migori county assembly

Chaos erupted at the Migori county assembly after the MCA’s disagreed with the House leadership.

Trouble started when the aggrevated members stormed the assembly compound disrupting proceedings.

The members roughed up each other and the fight ensued leaving Stellah Ombonya, (nominated) with a broken knee.

The members decried intimidation by the House leadership.

Among the key issues raised included delayed salaries, unpaid allowances, unresolved bursary from disbarments, ward operation funds and car mortgage.

As you are aware, we come from areas where the majority of people are poor, parents will not able to pay school fees when schools open on 23 January,

Olima Obonyo

The MCAs also complained of their welfare not being looked into in the manner that is supposed to be.

Additionally, the members decried delayed remittance of bursary forms to the ward offices despite having encouraged electorates to pick forms from the ward offices.

This, they say exposes them to the wrath of unforgiving voters who term them as liars and cunning.

Bursary headache

North Kadem MCA Olima Obonyo said that as the schools are poised for resumption on 23 January 2023 and their areas have a huge number of parents depending on bursaries.

 “As you are aware, we come from areas where the majority of people are poor, parents will not able to pay school fees when schools open on 23 January,” said Olima.

He added, “As a county, we are very late on this issue as most counties are through with the vetting process.”

We are victimised as members of Migori county assembly by some people who believe that they own the Governor

Eunice Odii

He requested the Governor to engage MCAs so that they do not witness the occurrences that took centre stage in the previous assembly.

Central Kanyamkago MCA Miss Eunice Odii also decried that the House leadership is intimidating other members making them feel victimised.

At the centre stage was the assembly Deputy Speaker Mathews Chacha and the House Majority Leader Tom Ngoro.

Migori County Assembly majority leader Mr Tom Ngoro while speaking to the press to counter the accusations of intimidation. Mr Ngoro noted that it is indeed a fact that ward bursaries should be disbursed and also issues to do with member’s welfare should be addressed. Photo; Polycarp Owiti,LRB

The duo conducted assembly proceedings despite loud outcry from displeased members.

“We are victimised as members of Migori county assembly by some people who believe that they own the Governor,” said Miss Odii.

Accusations

Countering the accusations of intimidation, the Majority Leader downplayed the call by fellow colleagues.

Ngoro insisted that proper channels should be followed as stipulated by the laws of the house.

 He however noted that it is indeed a fact that ward bursaries should be disbursed and also issues to do with members’ welfare should be addressed.

 “There are some challenges that can only be resolved through dialogue, it is unfortunate that there are those who want to incite other members for their self-interest,” said Ngoro.

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