In Summary
  • A source privy to the happenings told the Nation that the meeting was organised with the sole aim of finding ways to clip the powers of Majority Leader Abdi Guyo and his close associates following a recent falling-out between him and Governor Mike Sonko.

  • Once bosom friends, Governor Sonko and Mr Guyo are now not seeing eye to eye, with the former said to be orchestrating ways to get back at his friend-turned-foe.

The return of Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi to her office Wednesday was not a snap decision but the culmination of a well-planned plot that has been in the works for a while.

There was a series of behind-the-scenes meetings in Nairobi where only select ward reps from Jubilee and ODM were involved.

FRIEND-TURNED-FOE

The mother of all the meetings happened on Sunday last week where the final touches on how Ms Elachi would resume office over a year since her chaotic ouster were agreed upon.

A source privy to the happenings told the Nation that the meeting was organised with the sole aim of finding ways to clip the powers of Majority Leader Abdi Guyo and his close associates following a recent falling-out between him and Governor Mike Sonko.

“There was a meeting attended by a number of MCAs. It was agreed that the Speaker be accorded support on her return,” said the source. Once bosom friends, Governor Sonko and Mr Guyo are now not seeing eye to eye, with the former said to be orchestrating ways to get back at his friend-turned-foe.

The source claimed Mr Sonko feels that the majority leader might have given him away to the anti-graft agency, alleging that there is a video showing Mr Guyo meeting with a senior officer from the agency.

To show how deep the machinations at play are, a letter from Mr Sonko dated October 4 has emerged in which he calls for the removal of Mr Guyo and suggests that he be replaced by Maringo Hamza MCA Mark Ndung’u, who was the leader of MCAs supporting the return of Ms Elachi.

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