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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.

ELIUD OWALO

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.

LITTLE MATTERS

“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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