Kisumu set to elect new Speaker to replace lawyer Oloo

Friday, January 17th, 2020 12:00 |
Former Kisumu County Assembly Speaker Onyango Oloo. PD/Charles Mathai

Kisumu County Assembly will later this month elect a new Speaker following the impeachment of lawyer Onyango Oloo in September.

The seat has been declared vacant, paving the way for contenders to formally apply for the position.

In an advertisement in newspapers yesterday, the Assembly has convened a special sitting on January 24 for the purpose of electing the Speaker.

Eligible candidates have been asked to collect nomination papers from the office of the Clerk between yesterday and Tuesday next week.

“The completed application form, nomination papers, together with the curriculum vitae and relevant supporting document of each candidate should be returned to the office of the Clerk at least 48 hours before the special sitting,” read the advert.

The MCAs impeached Oloo on September 19, citing various grounds, including incompetence, corruption and failure to conduct the House proceedings in a free, fair, and impartial manner.

He unsuccessfully challenged the ouster in court, which upheld the County Assembly’s verdict on his impeachment. 

Labour court’s Justice Nduma Nderi said the impeachment was done in accordance with law.

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