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ODM kicks Ongoro out of Ruaraka race, slaps her with Sh1m fine

The Orange Democratic Party has kicked out nominated Senator Elizabeth Ongoro from the Ruaraka constituency parliamentary race.

The party’s disciplinary commiitee on Thursday ordered Senator Ongoro to pursue her ambition for a parliamentary seat in any other constituency other than Ruaraka.

This was after she was found culpable for the violence that led to the death of one man at a political rally in Mathare.


The committee also slapped her with a Sh1 million fine for the violence witnessed at the party’s head office, Orange House, last week after her supporters assaulted ODM executive director Oduor Ong’wen.

The party has further asked Senator Ongoro to issue a public apology for the incident.

MCA Ochola of Utalii ward and one Mr Atito, an aspirant, were also fined Sh200,000 each.

Migori Governor Okoth Obado has also been deemed responsible for the violence witnessed at a rally in his county.

He has been fined Sh2 million.

Governor Obado has also been ordered to apologise to the party and the party’s leadership.

The ODM leadership has also been advised not to visit any constituency during the period of primaries.

The findings of the committee was announced by OD director of communication Philip Etale.