In Summary
  • Mr Magelo had earlier hinted that he would contest for the assembly’s top seat.
  • was defeated in the race for the Kajiado West parliamentary seat.
  • Teddy Muturi has expressed interest in the Nairobi Speaker's seat.

The Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Alex ole Magelo has retired from active politics and will not seek re-election as the first sitting of the assembly after the August 8 elections convenes Wednesday next week.

Mr Magelo had earlier hinted that he would contest for the assembly’s top seat after he was defeated in the race for the Kajiado West parliamentary seat.

At the same time the IEBC have gazetted 38 nominated MCAs who will join the 85 elected members in the assembly.

Speaking to Nation, the Nairobi County Assembly clerk Jacob Ngwele said they have proposed the first sitting be held next week and that he will give Governor Mike Sonko the gazette notice to convene the new assembly.

During the first meeting, the assembly will elect their Speaker and the Deputy Speaker, a position that has attracted over ten people.

The clerk said that they will also advertise for the position of Speaker.

Mr Magelo said that it was time for him to take a break having served for 25 years at City Hall.

“I am tired, I have never expressed need to contest for the seat. I am retiring after 25 years in City Hall,” said Mr Magelo.

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