In Summary
  • The order was a purported agreement entered between parties in a suit seeking to have her removed from office.
  • Ms Elachi claimed that she was represented by Musyoki Mogaka & Company advocates without her knowledge.
  • She termed the disputed consent order as a collusion of advocates and was aimed at removing her from office illegally.

Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi has moved to court seeking her full and swift return to office.

Ms Elachi, whose recent return was characterised by chaos, drama and fist fights in the assembly she is expected to preside over, protested against a court order obtained through a consent signed last week.

She argued that she had received a consent order issued on October 25 in which there was a purported agreement entered between parties in a suit seeking to have her removed from office.

DISMISSES LAW FIRM

She claimed that she was represented by Musyoki Mogaka & Company advocates without her knowledge in the case in which the disputed order was obtained.

“I have never instructed or dealt with the said law firm as purported at all in respect of this specific matter. By reason of this, the consent order issued is null and void,” said Ms Elachi.

The disputed order was issued in a case in which Ms Joy Furaha Mranja, a Nairobi voter, as well a county employee, sued Ms Elachi, the Nairobi County Assembly, its clerk and the acting Speaker.

KICK OUT ELACHI

Ms Mranja wants Ms Elachi kicked out of office permanently while accusing her of absconding duty, lack of accountability in the use of public funds and failure to protect public property among other reasons.

On October 5, High Court judge James Makau ordered the petitioner to give copies of the case documents to the sued parties as required by law before any further directions could be issued.

According to the judge, he was not satisfied by the affidavit sworn in court showing that the sued parties had been given copies of the filed documents.

However on October 25, it is alleged that a consent order was issued in court with the said law firm which claimed to represent Ms Elachi with her knowledge.

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