They want me out of JLAC, Otiende Amollo

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Rarieda legislator Otiende Amollo says there is a scheme to remove him from the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) by senior ODM officials, following a fallout on whether to amend the BBI or not.

The MP, together with Senator James Orengo and TJ Kajwang (Ruaraka) have been on the receiving end from fellow MPs, led by Junet Mohammed and John Mbadi, for demanding a re-look into the 70 constituencies proposed in the document.

”The Vicissitudes Of Politics. So, The Schemers Want Me Out Of JLAC. I Will Take It In Grace & Stride,” the Rarieda MP tweeted on Tuesday.

Amollo and some of his ODM colleagues in Parliament have been accused of trying to disown a document they helped author, alongside the leader of Majority in the National Assembly, Amos Kimunya.

“He cannot turn around now to say we didn’t agree on this or that. He cannot run away from his baby,” Junet said on Monday.

According to multiple sources, Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo is being touted as a possible replacement for Otiede Amollo. However, the legislator is not likely to take up the position since it would go against her principles. Besides, the Rarieda MP has the right experience for the JLAC position, having previously been a member, while drafting the 2010 Constitution.

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