Joho and 15 others to know their fate today over incidences of violence
16 ODM members among them three governors will on Tuesday know their fate as the party’s disciplinary committee makes its verdict.
The chairman if the committee lawyer Fred Athuok said the party will not hesitate to take drastic action against any member found to have had a hand in the violence. The action, he added, includes barring any member from contesting the forthcoming polls, to act as deterrence.
The party will be conducting its primaries from Thursday, and Athuok added that have dispatched teams across the country to monitor the exercise. He warned party supporters against engaging in violence saying it will lead to automatic disqualification of the candidate they are supporting.
Those who were grilled by the disciplinary committee include Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, his Migori counterpart Okoth Obado, Kisumu Senator Anyang’ Nyong’o, Siaya Senator James Orengo, and Suna East MP Junet Mohamed. The five were caught up in violence that rocked Migori a few days ago, when Janet invited the leaders for the launch of his parliamentary campaign.
Joho said he was happy with the grilling and hopes that the person, who shot at his car, injuring his bodyguard, will be apprehended and answers for the reckless behaviour.
In Nairobi, the Athuok-led committee grilled nominated Senator Elizabeth Ongoro and Ruaraka MP T J Kajwang’. Both have announced their bids for Ruaraka Parliamentary seat and their supporters clashed a few days ago resulting in the deaths of two people.
Mathare seat aspirant Anthony Oluoch and an MCA Peter Owera were summoned for grilling as well as Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong and Funyula MP Paul Otuoma, after a man was killed over the weekend in Funyula.
Meanwhile, the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has directed the police to investigate the clash between Nasa and Jubilee supporters in Kitengela on Monday.