In Summary
  • The assembly has been on a two-week break since its indefinite adjournment by Speaker Elachi following chaos at the precincts when she returned on October 9.
  • South B MCA Chege Waithera said 67 ward representatives have signed the censure motion, a number that surpasses the threshold of 45 members.
  • The MCAs also warned Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju against meddling with party affairs at the assembly.

A showdown is looming at the Nairobi County Assembly with rival MCAs set to launch a fresh impeachment motion against Speaker Beatrice Elachi.

The assembly has been on a two-week break since its indefinite adjournment by Speaker Elachi, following chaos at the precincts when she returned on October 9.

Ms Elachi said she took the decision in order for normalcy to return as members would use the time away to resolve their differences and chart the way forward.

Regular sittings will resume on Tuesday afternoon following the Speaker's gazetting of October 29 as the resumption date.

“We expect it will be business as usual. We have just had a meeting of the House Business Committee and set the agenda for the afternoon sitting,” she said.

PLOTTED CHAOS

However, the rival faction led by majority leader Abdi Guyo alleged a plan to cause chaos and intimidate members but said they will not relent in their quest to once again impeach Ms Elachi.

Ward representatives claimed they had not set foot at the assembly precincts since Ms Elachi returned for fear of being attacked.

“We have credible information that some people have planned to cause chaos when we resume," South B MCA Chege Waithera told a press conference at Bonds Restaurant in Nairobi on Monday.

"We are calling on the national government to provide security at the assembly precincts starting 11am."

FRESH IMPEACHMENT

MCAs allied to the Jubilee Party wing, nevertheless, said they will not be deterred and will attend Tuesday's session.

“We will be present for the plenary and also for the committee sittings. We shall continue with our mandate,” said Waithaka's Anthony Kiragu.

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