Raila orders the decision to dewhip Senator Ledama reversed

Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina has yielded to pressure from his Orange Democratic Party (ODM) and surrendered the the Senate County Public Accounts and Investments Committee (CPAIC) Chairmanship.

Mr Ole Kina had moved to court to challenge the decision by ODM to dewhip him but on Tuesday, the Senator withdrew the petition after holding talks with party leader Raila Odinga.

Insiders to the meeting revealed that Mr. Odinga instructed the Senate Minority Leader James Orengo to reverse the decision to de-whip Ledama.

“Senator Ledama Ole Kina has this morning agreed to withdraw the case he had filed against the ODM party over the Senate Public Accounts Committee chairmanship, surrendered the seat and apologized. In return I’ve instructed the party to reverse the decision to dewhip the Senator,” stated Odinga in a statement.