Petition to expel 3 ODM lawmakers from Kisii filed.
Petition to expel 3 ODM lawmakers from Kisii filed; According to the petitioner, the three members of parliament held a meeting with the deputy president , Rigathi Gachagua and even pleded to work with Kenya kwanza.
The law makers are namely; Denniss Moturi Nyakundi, through Allamano and Associates, wants the party to expel Antony Kibagendi (Kitutu Chache South), Patrick Osero (Borabu) and Daniel Manduku (Nyaribari Masaba).
The petitoner wrote,”On 20th February 2023, the above-mentioned members of the ODM Party, who are elected under the ODM Party ticket to the National Assembly, openly and contemptuously, without the Party’s prior approval and concensus purported to cross camps, to work on, and promote the ideals of Kenya Kwanza coalition, in an open and public declaration made during their visit to the Hon, Rigathi Gachagua, Deputy President.”
The petitioner argued that having a sitting with their opponent, is promoting their ideologies which is against the rules of Orange democratic movement.
The petition read,”We call upon your good office to take up appropriate disciplinary action against the above-mentioned members, aimed at fully expelling them from the ODM Party and thereby prevailing upon the Elections Commission to conduct by-elections in their respective constituencies in accordance with the law.”
“Our client hereby requests the Party Secretary-General to update the Party records to expunge the names of the above members from its membership in line with Section 14 of the Political Parties Act, and subsequently remove them from any representative obligations leadership positions they may be holding,” the statement added.
The party leader of legal affairs confirmed that indeed they have received the petition and are processing it.
ODM stated,”The Secretariat is in the process of transmitting the complaint to the National Chairperson who will then take the necessary steps as provided for in the Party Constitution and the Party’s Disciplinary Procedure Rules.”