Plans to impeach me as speaker politically instigated over governor bid- Speaker Boaz

Photo by LTN: HON Boaz Okoth, speaker Migori county assembly.

Migori speaker Boaz Okoth has called off attempts to impeach him by a section of MCAs as a politically instigated plot to dent his image and ambition to be the next county governor in 2022 general elections.

Attempts by several MCAs led by Ntimaru East MCA Augustine Mwise to table a motion to impeach Okoth failed as the motion given to clerk turned up without signatures and stumps, throwing the attempt in disarray.

The assembly sitting was changed from the county assembly to Maranatha Hall three kilometers from Migori town with attempt to table it falling flat on Monday.

Mwise, who was to sponsor the mention said they wanted Okoth out because of gross misconduct, gross violation of constitution and other provision of public finance management act.

He claimed the speaker on March 19 and May 22 this year forged minutes of county service board members and acquired a loan of Sh75.6million from a bank to pay for MCAs assembly salaries and allowances, which happened when they were on recess.

He said Boaz has been running the assembly as a personal property and in high handness fashion by changing committee members and suspended Gokeharaka-Gitambwega MCA Joseph Bageni when he raised the queries.

Mwise said by June 16 he had 34 members who supported his motion out of 54 members, and attempts to file the motion has been stalled by missing documents and lack of signatures with evidences of bank statement and minutes have missed mysterious.

Mwise was speaking at the gate of the assembly where he was flanked by several MCAs including Central Kanyamkago MCA Alex Akugo, South Sakwa MCA Ouma Ngoro among others..

But speaking later in a hotel in Migori town, Boaz said his rivals have been behind the motion to thwart his ambition as county governor to replace him.

He said claims that he has been changing members from committees have never been under his power and he only announces changes done members themselves.

By LTN Reporter