ODM Takes Action After Offical Attacks Govt Officer

An image Kisumu Public Service Board office
  • Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) on Tuesday, August 4 suspended Kennedy Ajwang’ after he led youths armed with crude weapons to attack the Kisumu Public Service Board offices in Milimani.

    The party recommend that due process of the Law be adhered to on the incident involving the Deputy Chairman of the Kisumu County ODM branch.

    In a statement seen by kenyagist.com, ODM confirmed that Ajwang’ was suspended to allow investigations to be conducted.

    An image of a vandalised office at Kisumu Public Service Board.

    “It is regrettable and unfortunate that the lead Member is the Deputy Chairman both at the Constituency and County Officers but at no time did we resolve to attack the Board Members.

    “Meanwhile we have resolved that he stand suspended on all Party Activities until the investigation is complete and we apologise to all aggrieved parties especially that of the Governor Prof. Nyong’o where he serves as the Liaison Officer,” read the statement in part.

    Ajwang’ also holds a position of duty in the office of the Governor and that of ODM Coordinating Committee of the County.

    ODM, however, distanced itself from allegations that the party was involved in the planned attack of the board offices in Milimani, Kisumu.

    After leading the attack on the County Public Service Board offices, Ajwang’ was descended upon by youths in a retaliatory attack and was rushed to the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Hospital.

    The Party also thanked Governor Nyong’o as ODM Members and Officials were offered an opportunity in the just concluded Enforcement Officers and Revenue Collectors recruitment.

    ODM also suspended its members that attended the meeting where the planned attack on the Public Service Board offices was hatched.

    “We have resolved that any office bearers of all the ODM Party Organs i.e Orange Young Democrat, Women Democrat and the Mainstream who attended the meeting cease to be both Members and Officials of the ODM Party as stipulated in our ODM Party Constitution forthwith,” read the statement. 

    Among those injured in the Monday attack were the county board’s Chairman Charles Babu Karan, Prof Edward Joash Kochung and other employees whom the youths found within the premises.

    Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) logo plastered on a building.
    Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) logo plastered on a building.

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