Siaya County Assembly Speaker George Okode has issued writs to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission declaring the Central Sakwa seat vacant.
The seat, in Bondo Sub County, fell vacant after the death of the area Member of the County Assembly Johannes Andiego who was laid to rest last weekend.
In his communication from the chair during last evening’s assembly session, Okode said that having notified the IEBC, preparations for a by-election should now start.
IEBC should now publish the vacancy and set the date for a by-election pursuant to the elections act, 2011, said the Speaker.
He called on the electoral body to ensure that the elections were held as soon as possible to enable the people of Central Sakwa to have a representative in the Assembly.
Source: Kenya News Agency