Siaya Speaker George Okode retained his seat after beating his three opponents.
Okode garnered 33 votes to edge out George Rubik, who bagged 8 votes. Nicholas Abidha
and Sam Muga did not get any vote. The Speaker’s election came after the 42 County Assembly
Members—30 elected and 12 nominated— were sworn-in by clerk Felix Olweru. Okode thanked members for his re-election and urged his opponents to work with him to ensure Assembly operations run smoothly. “County assemblies are driving engines of devolution and are meant to ensure equal distribution of resources. I will ensure accountability,” he said.