The leadership of the Orange Democratic Party in Kakamega has formally refuted the circulating allegations that its county leader of the majority, Philip Maina, has been indefinitely impeached by the party’s secretariat.

In a press briefing held at Orange House, Kakamega today, Kakamega Governor Fernandez Barasa, who also serves as the county chairman for ODM, dismissed the ongoing rumors and emphasized that no official communication has been received from the party headquarters on this matter. He urged party officials and members to remain patient and await official correspondence from the secretariat regarding the issue at handled

He called on party officials and members to remain calm and wait for official communication from the secretariat in due course.The circulating rumors about the impeachment of the leader of the majority were said to be initiated by the secretary general Edwin Sifuna, after 33 ODM MCA’s at the county assembly signed a petition to impeach Maina over unspecified claims. Barasa, who met with the embattled leader of the majority and other county assembly members at the Kakamega ODM offices to discuss the issue and plan a way forward if necessary, assured them that everything was fine for the moment. He stated that they would address the matter only if it became a reality.

The move to impeach the majority leader was orchestrated at the county assembly of Kakamega, where the 33 ODM MCA’s reportedly signed the petition in disagreement with Maina’s leadership before submitting it to the party secretariat for approval. Additionally, a faction of Azinio affiliated parties’ leaders allied to the Kakamega governor Fernandez Barasa, who held a press conference at the county assembly offices, voiced their support for the leader of the majority.

By Wycliffe Andabwa

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