Kajwang Sworn In As Homa Bay Senator

Kajwang was sworn in Wednesday at the Senate Chambers after successfully contesting for the post which fell vacant following the demise of Senator Otieno Kajwang, who was his elder brother.

The younger Kajwang got over 126,000 votes against 27,000 votes of his closest rival Philip Okundi of the Maendeleo Democratic Party.

Okundi has hinted on a possibility of challenging Kajawang's election arguing that the election was marred by irregularities and violence.

He alleged that ODM had from the onset planned to create violence to ensure victory for it's candidate. Supporters of Okundi and Kajwang clashed on several instances including on the election day.

On the other hand, ODM alleged that Okundi's supporters had hacked into the IEBC system in order to provide results that favoured their candidate.

REBEL THREATS

As ODM continues celebrating Kajwang's victory, a section of lawmakers from within the party have rubbished its threats to discipline party rebels.

Led by Funyula Member of Parliament Paul Otuoma, the legislators said that it was not a must for them to support Kajwang as they are all entitled to their opinions.

“Those who have been branded rebels like Karachuonyo MP James Rege, Rangwe MP George Oner and Ndhiwa MP Agostino Neto have a right to demand for transparency and fairness in the management of party affairs,” Otuoma was quoted as saying.

 

By Musalia Wycliffe.