Siaya Deputy Governor who has been at loggerheads with his boss, James Orengo over alleged mismanagement of the county has been expelled from the Orange Democratic movement party.
The party’s Siaya County branch officials who met in Siaya town Sunday resolved that the DG, William Oduol should be compelled to resign from his position since, they claimed, he no longer subscribes to the aspirations of the party.
“Further, the committee resolved that he be expelled from the ODM membership effective today” the branch, in resolutions read by the branch organising secretary, Walter Okello said.
The branch that brings together representatives from Ugenya, Ugunja, Gem, Rarieda, Alego/Usonga and Bondo constituencies said that Siaya County Government was an ODM government and all elected and appointed officials are expected to act within the strict confines of the party rules and provisions.
The officials said they have noted with concern the emerging trend where a few officials of the county government were prosecuting falsehoods in the media instead of exploring the available dispute resolution mechanisms within the party.
“Such officials are therefore deemed to be working in cahoots with the UDA party and are therefore no longer recognized as members of the ODM” said the statement.
The meeting, which was chaired by the county ODM chairman, Oloo Okanda at the same time ratified the expulsion of Bondo MP, Gideon Ochanda and the Bondo sub branch secretary and Gem MP, Elisha Odhiambo as the Gem sub branch patron following the recommendations of their respective sub branches.
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.
A motion seeking to impeach him is scheduled to be tabled in the county assembly tomorrow morning after the speaker, George Okode gazette a special sitting.
This follows a notice given by East Asembo ward member of the county assembly, Gordon Onguru last week.