ODM nominated senator Elizabeth Ognoro has been barred from contesting the Ruaraka parliamentary seat on an ODM ticket.
The ODM disciplinary committee said she is free to contest for a seat anywhere else, just not in Ruaraka constituency. The disciplinary committee’s move came in response to violence that broke last month in Mathare between Ongoro’s supporters and those of area MP TJ Kajwang, leaving one person dead and a few others injured.
The committee also ordered her to pay a Sh1 million fine and issue a public apology for violence witnessed last week at Orange House, ODM’s party headquarters, when Ongoro and her supporters stormed the office to protest the alleged direct nomination of TJ Kajwang as ODM’s candidate in Ruaraka. ODM executive director Oduor Ong’wen was injured in the scuffle.