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Siaya Deputy Governor denies all charges leveled against him


Siaya Deputy Governor William Oduol has denied all charges leveled against him which includes abuse of office, gross misconduct and violation of the Constitution.

This following the impeachment of Oduol earlier this month by all the 42 MCAs who voted to send Oduol home on recommendations of a 14 member ad-hoc committee formed to probe the matter.

The Ward representatives accuse Oduol of among others gross violation of the Constitution, abuse of office, gross misconduct, and misleading the public by giving false information.

If his impeachment is upheld he will be the first Deputy Governor to be removed from office, since the inception of devolution.

On Wednesday Oduol appeared before Senate Special Committee chaired by Senator William Kisang` with Senator Betty Batuli Montet serving as the Vice Chair on his impeachment for hearings.

According to the programme, the Wednesday hearing entailed conference of parties, introduction of Members of the Special Committee, introduction of Members representing the County Assembly of Siaya and the Counsel then introduction of the Deputy Governor and the Counsel representing him.

Governor Orengo and his Deputy, William Oduol have been at logger heads for past three months, with the deputy governor accusing his boss of sitting quiet as a syndicate of corrupt employees fleece the county government.

Oduol’s public accusations saw the county assembly of Siaya summon him to table evidence of the same, which he did but the assembly later threw them out as unsubstantiated.

Siaya Deputy Governor William Oduol claims that Siaya lost billions of public coffers since the new administration took office.

County Assembly claims Oduol sought to purchase office furniture worth 18 million for personal comfort once he assumed office.