Go Ahead! Orengo Dares Raila to De-whip Him From Senate Position

Siaya Senator James Orengo has said he is not afraid to face any disciplinary action from his ODM party over his divergent views on the BBI referendum Bill.

Together with a few other lawmakers from his party, Orengo argues that some schedules in the Bill are unconstitutional.

He signed a report of the majority of the Joint Committee of Parliament selected to review the Bill, indicating that drafters of the BBI document usurped the powers of the electoral commission by sharing the proposed 70 new constituencies.

Speaking today, 6th April, during a session at the Senate, the lawyer-cum-politician said he has no regrets or apology to make over his stand.

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The Senate Minority Leader said he could not betray his conscience to please anyone.

“I can never be intimidated in my political party. I have seen many people come and go. For the future of this country, in the performance of your constitutional duties, never be intimidated,” he said.

Orengo added that he was ready to lose his influential position in the Senate.

“If my day comes, I will accept,” he said.

But yesterday, ODM leader Raila Odinga denied that there was a plot to dethrone Orengo.

Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo, who shared similar views with Orengo, was removed as the vice-chairperson of the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC).

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