The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) is planning to take action against 28 members for disobeying the party’s stance on the Finance Bill 2023, which was introduced for discussion in Parliament on Wednesday.
ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna added that the party has subsequently sent show-cause letters to the 28 members who either supported the measure or were not present while it was being voted on.
The general membership of the party has lodged several grievances concerning the behaviour of its National Assembly members during yesterday’s voting on the Finance Bill, 2023.
“Notices establishing probable cause as to why penalties should not be taken have been issued and sent to the aforementioned members by the party’s disciplinary guidelines. Within the next 48 hours, they are anticipated to reply.” The statement says.
The contentious bill, which has been fiercely resisted by the opposition, easily passed the second reading on Tuesday evening with 176 MPs in favour and just 81 against.
Sifuna added that the ODM MPs who voted for the bill include Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris, Aden Adow Mohamed (Wajir South MP), Elisha Ochieng Odhiambo (Gem MP), and Caroli Omondi (Suba MP).