“We’ll not allow Azimio to win anything in Parliament” – Cherargei says after House saves Oduol

Nandi County Senator Samson Kiprotich Cherargei has reacted to Senate’s decision to save Siaya Deputy Governor William Oduol from impeachment.

In a tweet on Monday shortly after the decision, Cherargei stated that the Kenya Kwanza government was not going to allow Azimio to win anything battle in the Senate.

“As I said H.E William Oduol remains as Deputy Governor of siaya County. Impeachment Proceedings at senate finds him NOT Guilty. In Parliament we shall NOT allow Tinga/Azimio-OKA to win on any anything. Kazi Ni kazi,” tweeted Cherargei.

On the part of Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina, he blamed the senators of politicising what he referred to as a criminal matter.

“We might as well suspend the Constitution and abuse the Constitution,” he said in a tweet.

“How does the Senate find the charges to have been substantiated especially on procurement charges and yet we allow politics to dominate?”

In its report, the 11-member committee chaired by Elgeyo Marakwet Senator William Kisang endorsed Oduol’s removal from office.

It concluded that the deputy county boss was guilty of gross violation of the Constitution and abuse of office and gross misconduct.

“That the charge against the Deputy governor on gross violation of the Constitution and other laws, on the allegations of interference with the procurement through acts of bid rigging has been substantiated,” the committee noted in its report.

Senators, however, took different stances when the report was tabled before the Senate.

Kenya Kwanza legislators voted to dismiss the two charges against Oduol beating their Azimio counterparts who wanted the report endorsed.

The 27-16 vote result saved the DG, which means he will continue serving as the second in command to Governor James Orengo.

“The net effect of this vote is that the Senate has failed to remove from office by impeachment Hon William Oduol, the deputy governor of Siaya and that the DG continues to hold office,” Speaker Amason Kingi ruled after the vote.

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