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Azimio Makes U-turn on Raila's Brother, Here's The Person it Has Given His Position

Siaya Senator Oburu Oginga has now lost the post he had been appointed to as a Commissioner in the powerful Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC).

On Wednesday, the Azimio La Umoja coalition presented his name as one of its appointees, as well as Mavoko MP Patrick Makau and Likoni parliamentarian Mishi Mboko.

But the coalition on Thursday amended the list, taking away Oburu's appointment and giving it to his counterpart from Isiolo Fatuma Dullo.

This is despite the fact that Oburu, the former Bondo MP, doubles up as the elder brother of ODM leader Raila Odinga, who is the Azimio La Umoja chief.

The Wednesday list was different from an earlier one, where Azimio had presented the names of Nyamira Senator Okongo Omogeni and embattled Sirisia parliamentarian John Waluke.

The regular changes have now caused confusion in the alliance, with members demanding that the alliance leadership let them have the final say.

"We feel that as Members of Parliament, we should be allowed to pick our representatives in PSC. At least we should have held a parliamentary group meeting to decide," one of the senators allied to the coalition told The Star.

There also appears to be cracks in the coalition on the same issue, with the Jubilee Party maintaining that Waluke must be given one of the three chances.

The party has since written to National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula nominating Waluke to the commission, despite the fact that he is serving a 67 year jail term at the Industrial Area Prison.

“Jubilee Party wishes to submit the name of Hon John Waluke Koyi, Members of Parliament for Sirisia Constituency to be a Commissioner in the Parliamentary Service Commission,” the letter from Jubilee Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni reads.

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