The ODM party has now moved to kick Wiper out of the Nairobi County Assembly minority leadership. The act may now add salt to the injury in the not so rosy relationship between the NASA coalition partners.
In a letter from the ODM party dated 18th August and addressed to Peter Imwatok who has been the minority leader, the party says the changes will take effect immediately.
“In line with the ongoing efforts to create a harmonious environment in the house, the party’s central committee has made the following changes in regards to the leadership.”
“Deputy speaker designate Geoffrey Majiwa, Minority leader Michael Ogada Okumu, Deputy minority leader Melab Atema, Minority whip peter Imwatok, Deputy whip Moses Ogeto, member of CASB Catherine okoth, Chair ICT committee Maurice Gari, Deputy chair budget Hon. Nimo Haji.” The letter reads.
Patrick Mbangula MCA Hospital Ward in Mathare constituency has been representing the Wiper party in the minority leadership in Nairobi County Assembly and is also said to be a supporter of Governor Mike Sonko.
“The Orange Democratic Movement is shocked by claims made by Hon. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka that there exists a secret pact between him and our party Leader H.E. Raila Odinga that will see Raila support him in 2022. We wish to state categorically that no such deal exists.” A statement by the party then read in part.
In their response, Wiper termed the remarks as extremely in bad taste appearing to have been tailored to cast aspersions on the character of Kalonzo Musyoka.