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DRAMA: Moses Wetangula SACKED, Replaced By James Orengo As Senate Minority Leader

Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula and Uhuru Kenyatta in a past photo. Both are good friends behind the scenes.

Bungoma Senator and Ford-Kenya Leader Hon Moses Masika Wetangula has been striped off Minority leader in the senate position his Siaya counterpart and senior James Orengo (SC) takes over in what is seen as a shake-up following the Raila-Uhuru pact.

ODM party that is the largest in NASA coalition wrote to the speaker of the senate Ken Lusaka to have Hon Wetangula removed as the senate leader of majority and replaced by ODM’s James Orengo.

Speaker Ken Lusaka agreed to the request but asked ODM to follow laid down procedure in line with standing orders to ensure a smooth transition to have Orengo take over as the senate minority leader.

“The removal of Senator Moses Wetang’ula as Senate Minority Leader though valid, stands suspended and will not take effect unless and until a Senator has been elected by the NASA Coalition in the manner provided by Standing Order 20(1) has occurred and the communication to that effect together with the minutes evidencing that decision has been made in writing, to my office by the Senate Minority,” Lusaka ruled.

There has been a disquet among the NASA coalition partners after the Raila-Uhuru handshake outside Harambee house last week. ANC leader and Lugari MP Ayub Savula had earlier said that they were ready to take up the opposition mantle if ODM joined Jubilee.

Leaders in Wiper, Ford Kenya and ANC have also said that they want a convening of the NASA parliamentary group committee to discuss the way forward for the coalition.

More to follow…




End brawls, Orengo tells Siaya leaders.

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Senior politicians from Siaya County have called for an end to wrangles in the assembly.

Last week, rowdy youths stormed the House and manhandled two members.

The leaders — including Senator James Orengo, MPs Nicholas Gumbo (Rarieda) and Oburu Oginga (Nominated, ODM) — condemned the action by the youths, saying it was a violation of the Constitution.

The senator called on the police to arrest the culprits.

He also asked Governor Cornel Rasanga to convene a meeting of county leaders to address any grievances.


The three leaders spoke in Bondo on Saturday during the burial of Archbishop Gideon Owalo of Nomiya Church. The clergyman is the father of ODM strategist and Cord leader Raila Odinga’s

campaigner Eliud Owalo.

Mr Orengo said if Cord-led county governments failed, Jubilee would question Mr Odinga’s commitment to devolution.

“A lot of people want county governments to fail. Once they fail, Cord will definitely lose,” said Mr Orengo .

He said Siaya County was supposed to be the model of devolution. The governor, MPs and members of the county assembly should work as a team to ensure that devolution is successful, he added.

Dr Oginga said the wrangling was hampering service delivery in the county.

He called on the leaders to convene meetings and deliberate on the contentious issues, and come up with a permanent solution to their differences.


“We are wasting a lot of time arguing over little matters that can be solved amicably by ourselves. We should stop complaining in public as some of us are doing,” said Dr Oginga.

Mr Gumbo challenged Mr Rasanga to uphold accountability in the use of public funds as a way of ensuring there are less wrangles.

He said the governor should learn to use the limited resources available instead of pushing for more cash from the Constituency Development Fund.

He told governors to keep off the CDF if they want to receive more funds from the national

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