Raila calls on ODM leaders to end unnecessary fights

ODMODM leader Raila Odinga. /Courtesy

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has called for calm amid ongoing fights amongst members of county assemblies, speakers and Governors.

Speaking in Kisumu, Raila bashed the leaders for using their seats to enrich themselves.

He added that the same shall be included in his referendum push to clarify their actual roles to prevent unnecessary battles.

He tore into the ward representatives for using their power to push for unnecessary benefits, among them foreign trips, ambitions that have on most occasions turned into rows when blocked.

”The assemblies are not meant to fight for seats but to play an oversight role. But it is unfortunate they have been turned into theaters of absurd,” he was quoted by Saturday Standard.

“These are some of the reasons why we want changes made in the law to redefine the devolved functions properly so that we ensure fiscal discipline,” added the opposition chief.

He was personally forced to act recently after Kisumu MCAs threatened to oust Speaker Onyango Oloo, a similar case being witnessed in Homabay where hostility is on the increase between MCAs and Speaker Elizabeth Ayoo.

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