In Summary

  • Twenty-seven Senators voted against his removal from office
  • Sixteen Senators, majorly from the Azimio side, voted to remove Oduol from office

Siaya Deputy Governor William Oduol has survived impeachment after a majority of Senators voted against the bid to remove him from office.

Twenty-seven Senators voted against the two grounds that the Senate Special Committee probing his impeachment by the Siaya County Assembly had found to have been proven and substantiated.

Sixteen Senators, majorly from the Azimio side, voted to remove Oduol from office.

“The net effect of this vote is that pursuant to Article 181 of the Constitution, Section 33(8) of the County Government Act and Standing Order 87 of the Senate Standing Orders, the Senate has failed to remove from office by impeachment William Oduol, the Deputy Governor of Siaya County.”

“The Deputy Governor accordingly continues to hold office,” ruled Senate Speaker Amason Kingi.

Committee Findings

The 11-member Senate Special Committee that was probing the impeachment of Oduol recommended his removal from office on allegations of gross violation of the Constitution and abuse of office.

The special committee found that the charge against the Deputy Governor on Gross Violation of the Constitution and other Laws, on the allegation of Interference with the Procurement Process through Acts of Bid- Rigging was substantiated.

The deputy governor was also found culpable on the charge of Abuse of Office and Gross Misconduct on the allegation of Misleading the Public by Giving False Information.

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