Migori County Assembly Speaker Arrested

  • Migori County Assembly speaker Boaz Okoth addressing the press in 2017.
    Migori County Assembly speaker Boaz Okoth addressing the press in 2017.
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  • Migori County Assembly Speaker Boaz Okoth was forced to defer Governor Okoth Obado's impeachment motion after he was arrested on Tuesday, September 29.

    NTV was first to report that Okoth was apprehended by detectives in Nairobi in a case related to the chaos that ensued in the assembly on Wednesday, September 23.

    A female MCA's arm was broken after goons reportedly stormed into the assembly and interfered with the motion seeking to eject Obado as Governor.

    Okoth had earlier on lamented that he feared for his life and accused ODM of orchestrating attacks on him and his family.

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    ODM leader Raila Odinga (centre) with Migori Governor Okoth Obado (right) in Migori County in 2018
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    "I was attacked in the presence of ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna. The person who attacked my bodyguard was his brother.

    “I am not sure why they attacked me. I think they thought I was with some MCAs at the hotel. My life is in danger," he stated.

    The motion to oust Obado failed to kick-off for the fourth time after seven MCAs were also arrested over the chaos.

    The legislators were, however, released on Ksh30,000 cash bail each after pleading not guilty to charges mentioned. 

    On Wednesday, September 23, Obado alleged that ODM was plotting to use police officers to intimidate MCAs inside the County Assembly and to also interfere with voting. 

    He also claimed that Migori Senator, Ochilo Ayacko, met the legislators in Kisii where a 10-point impeachment motion was drafted by a former magistrate. Ayacko denied the allegations. 

    Migori Senator Ochillo Ayacko speaks during the special Senate Seating at Parliament Buildings on March 31, 2020.
    Migori Senator Ochillo Ayacko speaks during the special Senate Seating at Parliament Buildings on March 31, 2020.
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