ODM Party has withdrawn all its members from the Nairobi County assembly Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
Reports have indicated that the party opted to withdraw its MCAs due to wrangles with their new allies Jubilee.
The party pulled out its members from the watchdog committee after the MCAs started asking questions over the expenditure at the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS).
‘‘It has come to my attention and that of the Minority leadership in the House that the members of the PAC have been intimidated and coerced by other members to endorse the purported removal of the current chairperson Wilfred Odalo," a letter to the Assembly's Speaker read.
Minority Whip Peter Imwatok alleged that Jubilee Party was interfering with the committee and further accused the party of pressuring MCAs to remove Wilfred Odalo who chairs the committee.
The letter by Imwatok read: ‘‘I regrettably invoke the Standing Order number 168 (1) and discharge the following members from serving as the members of PAC, Wilfred Oluoch, Moses Ogeto, Clarence Munga, Maurice Ochieng, Anne Catherine, Rose Ogonda, Lawrence Otieno, Peter Imwatok, Jared Okode, Joan Muasya, Osman Khalif, Rosemary Masitsa."
“As per the law, if any ODM member wants the PAC chairperson removed, then he/she must consult with the party leaders in the assembly. The Opposition party plays the watchdog role."
Nairobi MCAs have been asking the NMS officials to appear before various committees to respond to queries on its allocations.
They had raised concerns that the NMS had failed to submit quarterly reports for the past nine months as is required by law.