Ledama surrenders CPIAC chairmanship after making peace with ODM

Narok senator Ledama Ole Kina who has surrendered the CPIAC chairmanship after making peace with ODM PHOTO COURTESY

Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina has given up the disputed Senate Public Accounts and Investment chairmanship that has over the past weeks put him at loggerheads with the ODM party.

This is according to the Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga.

Odinga also said Ledama had also withdrawn a case he had filed against the party at the high court in which justice Weldon Korir issued temporary orders barring his removal as the chairman of the chairperson for the County Public Accounts and Investments Committee (CPAIC) as well as the Senate Business Committee.

“Narok Senator Ledama ole Kina has this morning agreed to withdraw the case he had filed against ODM over the Senate Public Accounts Committee chairmanship, surrendered the seat, and apologized.” The ODM party leader said in a statement.

The party leader further added that he had instructed the party to reverse an earlier decision to de-whip him.

Trouble started when Ole Kina floored Kisii senator Prof Sam Ongeri as the chair of the committee in an election after he garnered five votes while prof Ongeri garnered four votes.

The outcome was rejected by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) senate leadership led by Orengo.

 Orengo wrote a protesting letter to the senate speaker Ken Lusaka opposing the election.

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

“We intend to withdraw our membership from the said committee until an appropriate resolution can be made,” He added.

The election was meant to replace Homa Bay Senator Moses Kajwang whose term has ended.