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BY CORRESPONDENT,NYAMIRA,25TH JAN 2018-Fears of rival local leaders clashing at the NASA rally to drum up support for the people’s assembly has forced organizers of the Sunday meeting to move it from earlier venue in Migori to Homabay .WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE has so far established that there are already accusation and counter accusations between leaders with ODM migori Chairman Philip Makabong’o accusing Governor Zachary Obado of blocking the hosting of the meetingin the county.
“Nasa leadership has transferred its people’s assembly meeting which was scheduled in Migori to Homa Bay County because Governor Obado is non-committal on hosting the meeting,” he said.
Mr Makabong’o and Suna East MP Junet Mohammed have been opposed to Mr Obado’s leadership.
“We feared that there could be violence just like last time when our leaders were injured in a political violence in the county,” claimed Mr Makabong’o, referring to incidents last year when rallies in the county were often disrupted.
Governor Obado however has dismissed the claims.He spoke through his Nicholas Anyuor.
“Those are malicious claims and political gossip aimed at tainting Governor Obado’s name,” said Mr Anyuor.
In Nyamira however NASA has massive support with the entire county leadership throwing their weight behind it.The county government said they are ready to form people’s assembly ahead of Nasa leader Raila Odinga’s swearing in.
Governor John Nyagarama, his deputy Amos Nyaribo and the County Assembly Majority Leader Duke Masira said they will ensure Nyamira people’s assembly, which has not been formed, will be in place before the swearing in date.
However, they asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to hold talks with opposition leader to avert a political crisis that is likely to emerge during the January 30 planned swearing in.
The Nyamira leaders said they are working closely to have the people’s assembly Bill passed in the local parliament before the end of February.