Magerer, Ongoro summoned over party chaos

November 7, 2014 12:09 pm
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Langat was last Thursday forcibly ejected from a CORD Parliamentary Group meeting at Orange House by a group of Nairobi MCAs
Langat was last Thursday forcibly ejected from a CORD Parliamentary Group meeting at Orange House by a group of Nairobi MCAs

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 7 – Embattled ODM Executive Director Magerer Langat is next week expected to appear before the party’s Disciplinary Committee to respond to allegations that led to his forceful ejection from the party headquarters, by a group of Nairobi Members of County Assembly.

The Committee which will be handling its first disciplinary issue after it was set up at last Tuesday’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting has summoned Magerer to appear before it on Monday.

In a letter signed by the committee chairman Fred Athuok, Magerer is expected to shed light on ‘the incident and complaints regarding management and Party Secretariat affairs. and “on any further issues and/or allegations that may arise during the proceedings.”

The letter states in part “please note that these issues are of disciplinary nature and you must appear in person,” although Langat is entitled to appear before the committee in the company of his legal representative.

Others summoned to appear before the Committee, are Nominated Senator Elizabeth Ongoro, the Majority Leader of the Nairobi County Assembly Elias Otieno and MCAs Samuel Nyang’wara (Viwandani Ward), Jeffer Kassam (Highridge Ward) and Hellen Katangie (Nominated).

ODM’s Director in charge of Membership Rosemary Kariuki and staff of Orange House have also been summoned to appear before the committee.

Langat was last Thursday forcibly ejected from a CORD Parliamentary Group meeting at Orange House by a group of Nairobi MCAs . The group stormed the meeting, manhandled him and forcibly ejected him as CORD Principals Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka and MPs looked on in disbelief.

They accused Langat, a former assistant minister, of being a Jubilee mole leaking secrets to parties in competition with ODM and working against the party’s interests.

ODM on Tuesday ordered ten Nairobi MCAs who attacked the executive director to pay the party a fine of Sh10,000 each.

ODM acting Secretary General Anyang’ Nyong’o was on Wednesday forced to suppress an attempt by a section of party directors to oust Lang’at from the position of Executive Director.

In a statement, Nyong’o said Langat remains the party’s executive director despite the ongoing investigations.

The party’s Director for Strategy and Politic Affairs Wafula Buke earlier held a press conference at the party’s headquarters and claimed that party secretariat boss had asked him as the Deputy Executive Director to set in and replace Langat in an acting capacity.

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