In Summary
  • Efforts by the Minority Chief Whip Peter Imwatok to table the motion since last week came to nought.

  • House Standing Orders 51 allows any member to bring a notice of motion.

  • The Makongeni MCA said that the Nasa leadership had instructed all its members not to leave town.

Nairobi Speaker Beatrice Elachi outwitted opposition MCA’s and voided their well laid out  plans to table a motion on “The People’s Assembly’’ in the House Thursday.

This development angered the National Super Alliance (Nasa) representatives who had turned up in their numbers, prompting them to storm out of the Chambers in protest.

Efforts by the Minority Chief Whip Peter Imwatok to table the motion since last week came to nought after the Assembly’s leadership failed to allocate it time for debate.

In as far as Thursday was concerned,  Mr Imwatok and  his Nasa colleagues had hatched a plan which, should it have been executed as laid out, could have seen the motion sail through since the Opposition had the majority had he been given the opportunity to move.

House Standing Orders 51 allows any member to bring a notice of motion.

NAIVASHA MEETING

Mr Imwatok said he had in the morning asked the Speaker to allocate him a vehicle in his official capacity, to attend a committee meeting in Naivasha.

“We had it all planned. I had told the Speaker that I will be in Naivasha for three days and she should allocate a vehicle for me, and for sure I left. After members of Jubilee had assured her that they had seen me there, I then left for Nairobi to table the motion,” said Mr Imwatok.

The Makongeni MCA said that the Nasa leadership had instructed all its members not to leave town for committees taking place in Mombasa and Naivasha giving them the upper hand to have the majority in today`s plenary.

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