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Senetor Cleophas Malala’s Fate With ODM.

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Kakamega Senator Cleopas Malala has remained the Senate Deputy Minority Leader, days after ODM senators voted to remove him from the position.

His reinstatement comes after the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal issued orders on Thursday, staying the ODM senators’ decision to remove him out of office until his appeal is heard and determined.

The tribunal’s decision means that newly-elected Senate Deputy Minority Leader Stewart Madzayo will be forced to step aside pending a conclusion of the matter.

Senator Madzayo took over from Senator Malala in late March, following a Parliamentary Group meeting in which 20 lawmakers affiliated with the ODM party voted to kick Senator Malala out.

Malala who had been at loggerheads with the dominant ODM party in the coalition was targeted for removal after surviving several attempts.

Minority leader James Orengo convened a meeting of NASA senators to endorse the removal of Malala as his deputy on March 23.

Sources indicate that ODM senators had signed a petition endorsing the removal of Malala, although senators from coalition partners had not signed it.

A message sent to all NASA senators invited them for the Parliamentary Group meeting on March 24.

“Dear colleagues, the Minority Leader has convened a PG tomorrow morning, 9am as indicated in the above letter, kindly plan to attend this important meeting” the message said.

Malala has been standing on thin ice since last year during the acrimonious debate on the Third Basis Revenue Sharing Formula when he publicly opposed the government’s proposed formula.

But it seems the breaking point was the Matungu by-elections when Malala openly differed with ODM legislators in defending his party’s candidate Peter Nabulindo.

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President Kenyatta appoints Justice William Ouko as Supreme Court Judge

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed William Ouko as Supreme Court Judge following his nomination by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to replace retired judge Jackton Ojwang.

In a Gazette Notice dated May 13, 2021, President Kenyatta stated: “In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 166 (1) of the Constitution, I , Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces, appoint Ouko William Okello to be judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya.”

60-year-old Justice Ouko emerged top among other contenders including Justice Said Juma Chitembwe, Justice Marete Njagi, justice Matthews Nduma, lawyer Alice Yano, Justice Sergon Joseph Kiplagat and Dr. Nyaberi Lumumba.

Justice Ouko was born in 1961 in Siaya County.

He obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi in 1986, a post-graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law in 1987 before he was admitted to the Roll of Advocates the same year.

In 2016, he pursued and graduated with a Master of Arts in Criminology & Criminal Justice from Egerton University.

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BBI Termed Unconstitutional.

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In a scathing anonymous decision the five judges have declared BBI report an unconstitutional null and void entity. This has left Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga with an egg on their faces as the report rubbished as something unlawful that cannot amend the constitution.

The shock news have however been welcome in the Tangatanga camp who have all along been against the BBI report. The deputy president William Ruto has just won against Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga who have been at the forefront always compaigning for the BBI report.

The court has also termed unconstitutional the process of dividing boundaries as that’s the responsibility of the people. The court has proved with the people after members of parliament moved on in large numbers to support BBI.

Therefore going into the future the president and Raila Odinga have been told by court that the report has collapsed and therefore something useless to the people as it has been spearheaded by the president. The report has been termed foreign and unlawful entity that lacks public participation

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33 Year Old Man Found Dead In His Car In Otonglo, Kisumu

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The body of Habel Oile, a 33 year old man was found inside his car at a petrol station around Otonglo area on the Kisumu Kisian road on Wednesday.

Reports say Habel Oile had parked at the petrol station and night guards noticed he had not alighted from the car for a long period.

County police commander Samuel Anampiu said one of the guards walked to the car and when he peeped inside, he saw a man in sleeping position on the front seat.

He alerted the police who arrived moments later and broke into the car, only to discover that the man was dead.

Anampiu said officers found a 25mm bottle of insecticide which they believe the suspect ingested leading to his death. The body has been moved to Kisumu county hospital mortuary

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