Drama as Nyandarua MCAs plan to oust Speaker over Majority Leader


Nyandarua County Assembly. PHOTO| COURTESY
Nyandarua County Assembly. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • King’ori led the protests in the House saying they do not recognise the incumbent.
  • Other members began shouting at the Speaker despite calls for order.
  • A defiant Mr. Gathungu continued reading the Annual Development Plan amidst the fracas.

Nyandarua MCAs want to impeach their Speaker after he failed to recognise the “newly elected” Majority Leader.

Some of them are accused the incumbent Kamau Gathungu of incompetence.

They went ahead to declare MCA Wambugu King’ori, who the Speaker does not recognise, as the newly elected Majority Leader.

There was chaos when Speaker Ndegwa Wahome invited an embattled Gathungu to table the Annual Development Plan.

The session would have paved the way for the budget making process for financial year 2019/20.

King’ori led the protests in the House saying they do not recognise the incumbent.

Other members began shouting at the Speaker despite calls for order.

A defiant Mr. Gathungu continued reading the Annual Development Plan amidst the fracas.

His spirited efforts were however thwarted and he was forced to adjourn the Assembly sittings indefinitely.

Speaking to the Press, Mr. King’ori and his supporters expressed their disappointment with the Speaker and further accused him of intimidation to drive his agenda.

Gathungu and Wahome however defended themselves claiming that some of the MCAs were being used as “puppets” by the Executive.

They claim that Governor Francis Kimemia is trying to frustrate their efforts in their oversight role.

Gathungu, the Leshau Pondo Ward representative, added that he was not ready to “sell” the agenda of the Executive at the Assembly until issues raised pertaining graft and mismanagement of public funds are dealt with by the governor himself.

Ndegwa Wahome echoed similar sentiments saying that despite reports that he would be impeached alongside the Majority leader Kamau Gathungu, this would not block their stand on critical issues.

 

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Story By Peter Mwangi
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