Nominated MCA’s hand broken as members fight over Obado’s ouster


A nominated MCA Mary Ogodo was on Wednesday assaulted and her left arm broken as assembly descended into chaos and fist fight over governor Okoth Obado ouster.

It forced sergeant-at-arms to run away with the mace, the symbol of power in the assembly, as they left members to assault each other physically, verbally and throw bottle water at each other.

Ogodo was rushed to St Joseph Mission Hospital where she was treated after member went into a fist fight disrupting morning session.

Tension started during the morning session as North Kanyamkago MCA George Omamba got orders from Migori High Court reinstating him as Deputy Speaker on Tuesday evening.

Omamba was impeached by his colleagues on May last year together with assembly clerk Tom Opere, with Bukira East MCA Mathews Chacha and Emmanuel Abala taking over in acting capacity amid court orders.

Trouble started as five pro-Obado MCAs led by Kaler MCA Thomas Akungo walked into the house which was in session and tried to disrupt the session as Omamba was still on the chair.In ensuring melee, the session was broken down as Ogodo, who is said to be in support of the ouster, was attacked. She accused Akungo for the melee.

MCAs allied to governor Okoth Obado and against the ODM sponsored impeachment has been brewing in the assembly from Tuesday forcing MCAs to hold a kamukunji over simmering internal. 

By Basil Okoth