Homa Bay: Standoff as MCAs deny reinstated Speaker Ayoo access to her office


Homa Bay County Assembly. Photo/Courtesy
Homa Bay County Assembly. Photo/Courtesy

In Summary

  • This comes after the High Court in Kisumu on Tuesday reinstated Ms. Ayoo following her impeachment last week.
  • The Wednesday morning incident led to a standoff between two factions of the house as the first group, which spearheaded Speaker Ayoo’s impeachment, blocked her accesss to the Speaker’s chambers while another allied to her pushed for her entry.
  • Property of the assembly were reportedly destroyed during the ensuing dispute.

A section of Homa Bay Members of County Assembly (MCAs) on Wednesday caused a noisy fracas as they sought to deny reinstated Speaker Elizabeth Ayoo access to her office.

This comes after the High Court in Kisumu on Tuesday reinstated Ms. Ayoo following her impeachment last week and ordered Homa Bay Police Station OCS to ensure there is no interference in her roles.

The Wednesday morning drama led to a standoff between two factions of the House as the first group, which spearheaded Speaker Ayoo’s impeachment, blocked her access to the Speaker’s chambers while another allied to her pushed for her entry.

Property of the Assembly was reportedly destroyed during the standoff as hostile youth also gained access to the House.

Officers from Homa Bay Police Station, led by their OCS, arrived at the scene in a bid to quell the chaos.

While delivering his ruling on Tuesday, Employment and Labour Relations Court Judge James Rika ordered Homa Bay County Assembly Public Service Board as well as the County Assembly not to interfere with Ms. Ayoo’s terms and conditions of service as the Speaker.

Justice Rika also ordered that there should be no appointment of any other person as Speaker of the Assembly until the matter is heard and determined.

He ordered both parties to appear before Justice Nduma Nderi on December 4, 2018 for further directions.

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