The Orange Democratic Movement party has dismissed reports of a plot to remove Siaya Senator James Orengo from Senate leadership.
This comes after reports went round on social media asserting that Orengo could be axed in top senate position as party seeks to punish rebels just as it did to Rarieda Member of Parliament Otiende Amollo.
Raila’s spokesperson Dennis Onyango in a statement sent to newsrooms on Wednesday, May 5, said Raila and the party have no intentions to change the minority leader in the Senate.
This comes following changes effected on Tuesday, May 4, to the representation of the ODM in the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee of the National Assembly.
“We wish to clarify that 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,” Onyango said.
It is understood that Orengo and Otiende Amollo have in the recent past fallen out with the party’s stand over the BBI document that seeks to amend the Kenyan Constitution 2010.
The duo has been pushing for the amendment of the faulty document, a move that has caused division in the party since outfit wanted the document passed the way it was.
The party through its chair John Mbadi had asked its members to pass the erroneous document the way it was without making any amendment.
The party further rubbished off claims that Otiende was kicked out for his stand on BBI but was said to have made threats to resign from the panel and House last week.
On Wednesday, May 5, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga jointly asked members of the parliament to pass the document in its entirety ahead of the voting exercise scheduled this Thursday, May 6.