In Summary
  • Former majority leader Elias Otieno is now the minority leader, while the former minority leader, Abdi Guyo, is majority leader.
  • Majority chief whip said that the assembly has not been active following the prolonged electioneering period.
  • Mr Imwatok, the minority chief whip, has denied claims that they are failing to put the county administration on check.

All eyes will be on the second Nairobi County Assembly after voters reversed roles in House leadership following the August 8, 2017 elections.

In the last county government led by former Governor Evans Kidero, Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) enjoyed the majority position in the House and TNA (later Jubilee Party) the minority.

This has since changed after the last elections saw the Jubilee Party take over as the majority and ODM (under Nasa coalition) as the minority.

The change saw leadership positions interchanged as former majority leader Elias Otieno was relegated to the minority leader’s position, while the former minority leader, Abdi Guyo, became majority leader.

REVERSED ROLES

Former chief whip David Mbera was replaced by Makongeni MCA Peter Imwatok who will serve as the minority chief whip following internal wrangles in the party, while Ngara MCA Mwaura Chege has taken over as the majority chief whip from Hashim Kamau.

Jubilee Party has 65 members against Nasa’s 58 and by virtue of that they will enjoy the privilege of passing or blocking any decision as they wish even when it goes against Nairobi residents’ interests.

Speaking to the Nation, the majority chief whip said that the assembly has not been active following the prolonged electioneering period.

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