In Summary
  • The letter from the commission warned that failure to appear would lead to penal consequences.

  • County Assembly Majority Leader Abdi Guyo, who was in the list of the 16, said they will honour the summonses but only after their four-day retreat in Mombasa County.

  • EACC spokesperson Yasin Amaro confirmed that the legislators did not appear and that they said they were out of the capital.

  • The summons followed a visit by the commission’s detectives to City Hall after the Monday chaos. They obtained video footage of what transpired.

yNairobi County MCAs have not honoured summonses by the anti-graft commission concerning unethical conduct in the removal of Speaker Beatrice Elachi.

A total of 16 ward representatives were to appear before the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Tuesday over the fracas that occurred at the assembly precincts on Monday.

NO INTIMIDATION

The letter from the commission warned that failure to appear would lead to penal consequences.

County Assembly Majority Leader Abdi Guyo, who was in the list of the 16, said they will honour the summonses but only after their four-day retreat in Mombasa County.

“We were within the law to impeach the Speaker so we cannot be intimidated by anyone. However, we will honour the summons,” Mr Guyo said on Wednesday.

EACC spokesperson Yasin Amaro confirmed that the legislators did not appear and that they said they were out of the capital.

“They are all in Mombasa attending what they claims is a workshop. We have verified that. We will wait for them to come back and then ask them to appear before us. They are [16 in number] right now,” said Mr Amaro.

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