Homa Bay senator Otieno Kajwang’ has been removed by a section of ODM delegates from the county as the party’s county chairman. In a swift rejoinder, Kajwang’s team has rejected the new changes which also led to the removal of vice chairperson Monica Amollo.
The delegates voted unanimously to replace Mr Kajwang with former Rangwe MP Martin Otieno Ogindo.
Monica Amolo replaced by Mr Charles Ongondo Were who contested the Kasipul parliamentary seat on Tip Tip ticket but lost.
Mrs Amolo rejected the changes saying it was inconsequential and done without due procedure. She maintains she’s still the deputy to the Branch’s chair, Mr Kajwang’.
Mrs Amolo maintained that Mr Kajwang was the branch chairman and she was his deputy.
She described those behind their alleged removal from office as sympathisers of â€œKalausiâ€, the yet to be registered party that will rival ODM in Nyanza.
â€œThose behind the said coup are well known. Whatever they have done is null and voidâ€, she said.
She wondered who at the Orange House will dare receive documents of their alleged ouster from office.
Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo was also elected in absentia as Organising Secretary replacing Consolata Yambo Migowa who resigned after being appointed County Executive in charge of water.
The delegates made the changes in a meeting that took place on Sunday at the Homa Bay Farmers Training Centre.
Rangwe ODM Sub branch chairman Kennedy Marembo said ODM activities in the county had gone down because of poor leadership.
The delegates also charged that since Senator Kajwang had declared interest on the partyâ€™s national vice chairmanâ€™s position, he has no business clinging on the post of chairman.