Drama as Nairobi MCAs replace Speaker Elachi


Drama as Nairobi MCAs replace Speaker Elachi
Nairobi County Assembly in session on September 25, 2018, when Chege Mwaura was elected Acting Speaker.

In Summary

  • The Ngara Ward MCA was elected during a Wednesday sitting after being proposed by South B MCA Waithira Chege.
  • Nominated MCAs Mary Arivisa and Mary Njambi had also been proposed before the former's name was withdrawn and the latter declined.
  • The MCAs ousted Speaker Elachi on September 6, 2018, after 103 members of the assembly voted in favour of the impeachment, thereby achieving the two-thirds majority required.

Nairobi County Assembly has elected Majority Chief Whip Chege Mwaura as the acting Speaker following the  impeachment of Beatrice Elachi.

The Ngara Ward MCA was elected during a Wednesday sitting after being proposed by South B MCA Waithira Chege.

Nominated MCAs Mary Arivisa and Mary Njambi had also been proposed before the former’s name was withdrawn and the latter declined.

There was drama at County Assembly chambers after Ms. Ariviza who had been proposed for the Acting Speaker position in absentia, appeared and begun shouting and screaming that she was pro-Elachi. She was forcefully removed from the chambers.

“The office of the Speaker shall serve in a very open and friendly manner and on an open-door policy,” said Mwaura in his acceptance speech.

“I also wish to request for your support because this is a position that we must all agree that we want to take Nairobi forward and I think everyone is open to the task and willing to take us in that direction.”

The MCAs ousted Speaker Elachi on September 6, 2018, after 103 members of the assembly voted in favour of the impeachment, thereby achieving the two-thirds majority required.

Elachi, however, that very day obtained conservatory orders blocking her removal from office pending the hearing and determination of her petition.

Drama was then witnessed at County Hall offices on September 10 as the MCAs stormed the embattled Speaker Elachi’s office demanding her ouster.

“On Thursday (September 6), Members of County Assembly impeached Madam Speaker with six counts of allegations after the mover of the motion convinced the members. You cannot stay in a place where 98% of the people do not have confidence in you,” majority leader Abdi Guyo was quoted saying.

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