ODM replaces its chief whip at Nairobi assembly in impeachment bid fallout
ODM has replaced Nairobi assembly chief whip David Mberia with Jaffer Kassam. In a letter dated Monday, executive director Oduor Ong’wen said, “The party has received recommendations from its leadership in the Nairobi county assembly regarding the changes desired to make its leadership responsive and effective.” Mberia and majority leader Elias Otieno have been at loggerheads. Last month, Mberia was kicked out of his office by the PSB. This was after he clashed with Otieno over a motion to impeach Governor Evans Kidero. Mberia had accused Otieno of failing to provide leadership, leading to an ODM member sponsoring the motion. Otieno accused Mberia of belittling and disobeying him. Mberia obtained a court order asking the board to open his office. Yesterday, he said he has not received information about his replacement. “They are daydreaming,” he said. Otieno was unavailable for comment.