uesday, May 4, 2021 -Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo has been kicked out of the powerful Parliamentary Legal Committee.
The unbelievable events which took place today Tuesday May 4, saw Minority leader in the National Assembly John Mbadi announce the changes which he termed as “aspirations of their party”.
“We have replaced Otiende Amollo with TJ Kajwang in Justice and Legal Affairs Committee as per the aspirations of ODM, Kajwang may not be a Professor of Law but he is the Peoples Chief Justice,” Mbadi stated.
And reacting shortly before his removal, MP Amollo said he was ready to step down if he will be asked to do so and that he has nothing against such plans if implemented.
“The vicissitudes of politics. So, the schemers want me out of JLAC. I will take it in grace and stride,” stated Amollo.
Amollo’s woes started when he recently faced-off with the Minority Leader John Mbadi who he lectured on matters law.
“Now what we have done, and professors of law like John Mbadi saying is not true but that is your view. I am talking about the law. John Mbadi you’ve not stepped in Law school so just allow me,” Amollo stated amid cheers from colleagues; what seemed to anger Mbadi and some top ODM Insiders.
The Rarieda MP and Raila’s long ally James Orengo have oflate been consistent with the quest to correct the BBI Draft Bill before its passage. The duo have argued that it will not be possible for both the Senate and Parliament to be used as a rubber stamp of laws passed elsewhere; they both described that as an illegality.
Part of Orange Democratic Movement ODM Party officials had already hinted at a tricky future as a result of the BBI.
However, their Communication Director Philip Etale would later defend the differences saying whatever that was going on in their party was pure democracy and members of the public should not read much into it.
“In a democratic party like the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), members have to disagree and later agree on principle, especially regarding sensitive matters as the Constitution review,” he stated.
The powerful Justice and Legal Affairs Committee which Otiende has been part is currently deliberating on the Amendment Bill 2020. The Bill was forwarded by President Uhuru Kenyatta to the Parliament for approval.