Nairobi MCAs launch fresh bid to impeach Speaker Elachi

Nairobi MCAs launch fresh bid to impeach Speaker Elachi
Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

Nairobi Members of County Assembly have launched a fresh bid to impeach County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi over allegations of abuse of office among other accusations.

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.

Led by Wilson Ocholla, Utalii MCA from the ODM Party, the MCAs accused the Speaker of militarizing the Assembly.

“The Speaker has taken the law into her own hands and made the County Assembly to seem like her own property. We are elected leaders we are not ready to work under military rules.

“The County Assembly is now flooded with military and police officers, we cannot accept this. Why don’t they resign and get elected?questioned?” Ocholla.

The ward representatives are accusing Elachi of charges including abuse of office, illegal appointment of corruption, poor leadership, victimisation of MCAs and assembly staff, impunity, disregard for the law and county orders, and militarisation of the assembly.

The MCAs had previously voted to eject Elachi in September 2018 but, unbowed, she returned to office in October last year setting the stage for a fresh bear-knuckle confrontation with the MCAs.

The fresh notice for her impeachment is expected to be filed on Monday.

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