In Summary
  • On Tuesday, the motion was postponed for the second time as members debated its legality.

The Machakos County Assembly on Wednesday passed a motion to establish the People's Assembly.

The assembly becomes the 12th in the country pass the motion.

PRESSURED

Pressure had been mounting on the County Assembly to pass the motion with Majority Leader Francis Ngunga making a remark that it was “a matter of life and death” for him.

Yesterday, some MCAs told the Daily Nation that Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka was making phone calls from Germany asking members to ensure it was passed.

On Tuesday, the motion was postponed for the second time as members debated its legality following an order issued by the High Court in Kitui.

The notice of motion was brought before the House on November 9 but suspended as the mover, Mr Francis Ngunga, sought legal opinion on the court order.

On Tuesday, Mr Ngunga stood to move the motion but was cut short by member Moffat Maitha, who wanted to know whether he had sought the legal opinion as directed by the speaker.

LEGAL ADVICE

Mr Ngunga responded that he had sought opinion from the assembly’s legal department and was assured that nothing barred MCAs from debating the motion.

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