Senator Olekina bows down to pressure, surrenders Committee Chairmanship

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Narok Ledama Ole Kina and Raila Odinga

Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina has withdrawn a case he filed against ODM party over the Senate Public Accounts Chairmanship, surrendered the seat, and apologized to the party – By Prudence Wanza.


The announcement was made by ODM party leader Raila Odinga via a tweet.
“Senator Ledama Olekina has this morning agreed to withdraw the case he had filed against the ODM party over the Senate Public Accounts Committee chairmanship, surrendered the seat and apologized.” Odinga said.


Further, Odinga said the party has also reversed its decision to dewhip the senator as the minority whip in the Senate.


Olekina was elected as the Committee’s chairman beating the preferred ODM candidate Kisii senator Sam Ongeri. ODM in turn expressed dissatisfaction with the election through Minority Leader James Orengo.


“I express and register dissatisfaction with the conduct and the outcome of the election and the leadership of the County Public Accounts and Investigations Committee which were purportedly done today.” He said.


Olekina on the other end vowed not to step aside going ahead to sue the party, however, he now seems to have bowed to the pressure and surrendered his seat.

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