Fight erupts as Bomet MCAs elect new County Assembly Speaker


Fight erupts as Bomet MCAs elect new County Assembly Speaker
Embomos Ward MCA Robert Serbai kicked out of the Bomet County Assembly on August 14, 2020. PHOTO| COURTESY

A fight erupted at the Bomet County Assembly on Friday morning following a disagreement during the election of a new Speaker.

Trouble began after a section of MCAs led by Embomos Ward MCA Robert Serbai demanded that the new Speaker ought to be from Konoin Sub-county since other county leaders including the Governor, Deputy Governor, Senator and Woman Representative hail from the other constituencies of Bomet.

Mr. Serbai was roughed up and forcefully ejected from the chambers by the Assembly orderlies as the election of the Speaker went on.

Nelson Mutai from Bomet Central Sub-county is set to be sworn-in as the new Speaker after garnering 24 out of 27 votes.

The post fell vacant following appointment of immediate former speaker Shadrack Rotich as the deputy governor.

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