ODM members want the seats of expelled MPs declared vacant 

A section of ODM members now want the seats to be announced vacant ,This is after ODM expelled the rebels from the party.

Speaking to the press the ODM leaders drawn from Bondo Siaya county now want the ODM national executive committee to fast track the new nomination exercise.

The leaders called on the ODM party not to be reluctant on the issue thus calling for a by-election as soon as possible.

ODM Members of Parliament expelled from the party on Wednesday said they are  headed to the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal in bid to overturn the verdict.

They vowed to take the war to the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal where they hope to get justice over the decision they insist is biased and selective.

Speaking at Parliament Buildings, Langata MP Phelix odiwuor also known as Jalang’o said he was unapologetic over his association with the President.

Ojienda, MPs Gideon Ochanda from Bondo, Caroli Omondi from Suba South,  Lang’ata MP Phelix Odiwuor and Elisha Odhiambo from Gem were expelled from the party over alleged links with the President. 

“Members facing allegations of violation of Article 11 (1) (e) of the party constitution and section 14A of the Political Parties Act 2011 by openly associating with and supporting activities of a rival political party and opposed lawful decisions/resolutions made by the party organs, be deemed to have resigned from the party,” 

The NEC convened by Raila himself is coming almost a month since the renegade members appeared before the Sihanya-led committee to defend themselves from the accusations of gross misconduct.

According to the ODM constitution, a disciplinary process can lead to either reprimanding the member, censuring or fining the member.

The hearing against the MPs accused of contravening the party constitution by associating with President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza alliance was held in July.

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