Passaris, Jalang'o, Babu Owino
Passaris, Jalang'o, Babu Owino

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) is taking punishment against 28 members for disobeying the party's stance on the Finance Bill 2023, which was introduced for discussion in Parliament on Wednesday.

ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna added that the party has subsequently sent show-cause letters to the 28 members who either supported the measure or were not present while it was being voted on.

The general membership of the party has lodged several grievances concerning the behaviour of its National Assembly members during yesterday's voting on the Finance Bill, 2023.

"Notices establishing probable cause as to why penalties should not be taken have been issued and sent to the aforementioned members by the party's disciplinary guidelines. Within the next 48 hours, they are anticipated to reply," the statement says.

The contentious bill, which has been fiercely resisted by the opposition, easily passed the second reading on Tuesday night with 176 MPs in favour and just 81 against.


Sifuna added that the ODM MPs who voted for the bill include Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris, Aden Adow Mohamed (Wajir South MP), Elisha Ochieng Odhiambo (Gem MP), and Caroli Omondi (Suba MP).

The ODM MPs who were absent during the vote include:

1. John Mbadi, Nominated

2. Said Buya Hiribae, MP, Galole Constituency

Mohamed Abdikadir Hussein, MP, Lagdera Constituency

4. Paul Ekwom Nabuin, MP, Turkana North Constituency

5. John Namoit Ariko, MP, Turkana South Constituency

6. Hamisi Kakuta Maimai, MP, Kajiaodo East Constituency

7. Parashina Samuel Sakimba, MP, Kajiado South Constituency

8. Titus Khamala Mukhawana, MP, Lurambi Constituency

9. Johnson Naicca Manya, MP, Mumias West Constituency

10. Peter Oscar Nabulindo, MP, Matungu Constituency

11. Nicholas Scott Tindi Mwale, MP, Butere Constituency

12. Christopher Wangaya Aseka, MP, Khwisero Constituency

13. Joseph Maero Oyula, MP, Butula Constituency

 14. Wilberforce Ojiambo Oundo, MP, Funyula Constituency

15. Gideon Ochanda Ogolla, MP, Bondo Constituency

16. Paul Otiende Amollo, MP, Rarieda Constituency

17. Eve Akinyi Obara, MP, Kasipul Constituency

18. Paul Abuor, MP, Rongo Constituency

19. Ogolla Mark Nyarnita, MP, Uriri Constituency

20. Daniel Ogwoka Manduku, MP, Nyaribari Masaba Constituency

21. Phelix Odiwuor Kodhe, MP, Lang'ata Constituency

22. Francis Tom Joseph Kajwang, MP, Ruaraka Constituency

23. Paul Ongili Babu Owino, MP, Embakasi East Constituency

24. Irene Nyakerario Mayaka, Nominated

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