One day after MCA Samuel Teum was relieved of his minority leader position it has now emerged the politician’s salary will be slashed by Sh32, 000 per month.
Teum, who was until Tuesday the leader of the minority leader at Kajiado county assembly before the Orange Democratic Movement MCAs ganged up in a broad-day light to dethrone the Wiper politician, will lose Sh32, 000 from his pay slip.
He will also lose other cash benefits, local and foreign trips that come handy with the lucrative office of the minority leader.
But as Teum tries to come to terms with the Tuesday ‘tragedy’, rumours are rife that Jubilee MCAs could have masterminded the fallout between the ODM and Wiper MCAs in a bid to tame the opposition.
Nominated MCA, Onesmus Ngogoyo who was the temporary speaker on the day Oloosirkon/Sholinke MCA, Francis Kaesha, tabled the notice of intent to make the changes, today exonerated Jubilee of any accusation, adding that the party has more serious issues to deal with than to divide the opposition.
“What interest does Jubilee Party have in that House as regards opposition? Our numbers are overwhelming in the House and we do not need the opposition to transact business. Those claiming like so are just bent on maligning the good name of our party,” said Ngogoyo on the phone.
Our effort to reach out to Kaesha and Teum for comment today could not materialize as their phones remained out of network.
Inside sources at the county assembly, before it adjourned today to allow MCAs to proceed to Kakamega for a devolution conference next week, claimed Teum sent Kaesha a text message lamenting about the coup de dat.