ODM re­places its chief whip at Nairobi assem­bly in im­peach­ment bid fall­out

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nairobi -

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.

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