There was a fracas at the Kisumu county assembly on Tuesday as MCAs sought to pick a new speaker following Onyango Oloo’s mentioning in the Lake Basin Mall case.
MCAs picked North Kisumu ward rep Elisha Oraro as the new speaker, which led to a commotion from a section of members who were dissatisfied.
The DPP last Friday called for the prosecution of Oloo over graft claims.
Oloo denied the charges when he appeared at the Milimani law courts on Monday and was granted Sh10 million bail.
A total of 35 people have been mentioned in the mall case.
Some MCAs who sought anonymity said that they had a go ahead from ODM, to elect Oraro as the acting speaker.
“We were called by parliamentary group meeting for ODM members chaired by top party official from the county and they urged us to give votes to Oraro, “noted the MCA.
Chaos broke immediately in the afternoon when the sessions began, after the speaker of the day, Roy Samo who is also the deputy speaker, finished the house prayers, he sat to start the session but before uttering a word, one of the MCAs forcibly evicted him from the seat.