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Siaya DG William Oduol survives impeachment

Monday, June 26th, 2023 19:37 | By
Siaya Deputy Governor William Oduol
Siaya Deputy Governor William Oduol. PHOTO/Courtesy

Siaya Deputy Governor William Oduol has survived an impeachment motion filed before the Senate by Siaya Members of the County Assembly (MCAs).

He survived an impeachment motion before a special sitting in the Senate on Monday, June 26, 2023, with senators voting to keep himl in office.

27 voted against the impeachment motion while 16 voted for the motion, consequently trashing the two charges which had been fronted by MCAs.

"The Senate has failed to remove from office by impeachment William Oduol, the Deputy Governor of Siaya County and that the Deputy Governor accordingly continues to hold office," Senate Speaker Amason Kingi announced.

Accusations against Oduol

The MCAs had accused the deputy governor of gross violation of the Constitution and other laws in respect of interference with the procurement process through acts of bid-rigging and abuse of office and gross misconduct in respect of misleading the public.

Both charges, which had been upheld by the Senate Special Committee on the deputy governor's impeachment, were not enough to oust the deputy governor, according to senators.

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