Kisumu County Assembly is set to head back to the ballot for the election of a new Speaker, after the seat fell vacant in September last year.

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This was after the MCAs impeached ex-Speaker Onyango Oloo on grounds of alleged involvement in graft, incompetence and bias in running county assembly affairs.

The assembly has welcomed applications, with those interested directed to pick nomination papers at the Clerk's office by Tuesday next week. The poll is set for later in the month.

The applicants will then be expected to return the nomination papers to the same office, according to an advertisements placed on local papers on Thursday.

“The completed application form, nomination papers, together with the curriculum vitae and relevant supporting document of each candidate should be returned to the office of the Clerk at least 48 hours before the special sitting,” reads the advert.

The election will be held in a special sitting set for January 24.

After the ouster of Oloo, formerly a The National Alliance (TNA) Secretary General and Kisumu Central MP hopeful, the seat was taken over by Elisha Oraro in an acting capacity.

Oloo's attempts to have his ouster annulled have since hit the wall, after Labour and Relations Court Judge Nduma Nderi ruled that his impeachment was lawful.