IPOA probing assault of Mlango Kubwa MCA Patricia Mutheu


IPOA probing assault of Mlango Kubwa MCA Patricia Mutheu
Nominated Senator Milicent Omanga with other women leaders when they visited Mlango Mkubwa ward MCA Patricia Mutheu at Nairobi Women's Hospital on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority Police is probing an incident in which officers assaulted the Mlango Kubwa MCA Patricia Mutheu at the Nairobi County Offices.

In a statement sent to media houses on Tuesday, IPOA Chair Anne Makori noted that independent probe into the matter had started. 

The latest comes amid reports that the MCA is currently admitted to the Nairobi Hospital over injuries sustained from the incident.

Her legal team had demanded that the four officers caught on video assaulting her, be fired and charged with assault. 

Drama began on Tuesday morning after a section of Nairobi Members of County Assembly attempted to storm Speaker Beatrice Elachi’s office to eject her.

The MCAs wanted to serve Elachi her impeachment motion notice, claiming they had collected 62 signatures.

They encountered a contingent of police who repulsed them injuring several county assembly members among them Mlango Kubwa MCA Mutheu Musyimi.

This was the latest in a series of actions that show the divide in Nairobi County that appears to pit Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) Director General Mohammed Abdalla Badi against Governor Sonko who last week declared a dispute over the deed of transfer.

On Sunday, a group of Nairobi MCAs announced a fresh bid to impeach Elachi over allegations of abuse of office, corruption, poor leadership, victimization of MCAs and assembly staff, impunity, disregard for the law and county orders, and militarisation of the assembly.

The county lawmakers had on Sunday collected 51 signatures way above the 42 required for an impeachment notice against the speaker to be filed in the county assembly.

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