The National Executive Council of the ODM Party has approved the dismissal of five dissident MPs from the party.
The NEC has directed that the five be removed from the party register for supporting the interests of rival organizations.
Elisha Ochieng’ Odhiambo (Gem), Caroli Omondi (Suba South), Gideon Ochanda (Bondo), Tom Ojienda (Senator of Kisumu County), and Phelix Odiwuor Kodhe (Lang’ata) are the five defeated candidates.
“Members facing allegations of violation of Article 11 (1) (e) of the party constitution and section 14A of the Political Parties Act 2011 by openly associating with and supporting activities of a rival political party and opposed lawful decisions/resolutions made by the party organs, be deemed to have resigned from the party,”
“The party is hereby directed to commence the process of removing them from the register of the party,”
The NEC convened by Raila himself is coming almost a month since the renegade members appeared before the Sihanya-led committee to defend themselves from the accusations of gross misconduct.
According to the ODM constitution, a disciplinary process can lead to either reprimanding the member, censuring or fining the member.
The hearing against the MPs accused of contravening the party constitution by associating with President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza alliance was held in July.