The Migori County Assembly on Tuesday elected Bukira East MCA Mathews Chacha, as the new deputy speaker to replace Mr George Omamba who was barred from office by the Labour court.
In a two-hour afternoon session chaired by assembly speaker Boaz Okoth, the MCAs unanimously voted in Chacha.
Mr Chacha garnered 41 votes while 11 members abstained from the election. His immediate challenger Leo Ogwada got zero votes.
Migori MCAs have been embroiled in bitter exchanges after Mr Obado’s impeachment motion was mooted by the ODM party.
The assembly speaker, while addressing the press after the Tuesday session, faulted those opposed to the election claiming they are attention seekers who have been seeking favours from the ODM party leader Raila Odinga.
“We know our mandate as elected members, this notion of some people coming to the assembly with directions purported to be from the party leader is a fallacy that will not be tolerated going forward,” Mr Okoth said.