Rarieda Member of Parliament was ejected out of the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) on May 5, after a fallout with the ODM party.
Kivumbi.co.ke has established that the fate of Otiende Amollo was sealed after he sent a message to ODM party leader, Raila Odinga.
In the message, Otiende told his party leader that he was ready to resign from his position at the JLAC and even as a Member of Parliament.
Otiende’s decision to send the message is said to have been aggravated by the hostility he was facing from the top party leadership due to his opinion on the BBI report.
ODM chairman, John Mbadi told the Daily Nation that he reached out to Otiende and Siaya Senator James Orengo during the weekend inviting them for a meeting with Raila.
However, the two snubbed the meeting that had been schedule on May 4. Otiende instead sent the message that has been termed as a threat to Raila.
The ODM leader is said to have been agitated by the insubordination shown by Otiende, and immediately ordered the party leadership to call for his removal from the JLAC.
The Rarieda MP has denied the meeting invite, calling on Mbadi’s team to provide evidence of the same.
On the other hand, James Orengo remains untouched even after absconding the meeting called by Raila.
Speculations have since then indicated that Orengo could be the next person on the chopping board as he could be ousted from the minority leader position.
Hitherto, Raila’s team has dismissed the reports on Orengo’s removal.
“We wish to clarify that Rt. Hon Raila Odinga, the ODM Party Leader, and the Orange Democratic Movement have no plans to replace Senator James Orengo as the Leader of Minority in the Senate,” read a statement by ODM spokesperson, Dennis Onyango.