Two MCAs hospitalised after fight in Baringo County Assembly


Two MCAs hospitalised after fight in Baringo County Assembly
Baringo County Assembly. PHOTO| COURTESY

Two Baringo Members of County Assembly were Wednesday rushed to hospital after sustaining injuries during a scuffle that erupted at the county assembly.

Silale Ward Representative Nelson Lotela and Nominated MCA Carolyn Kessei engaged in a fight following a disagreement over who should be the KANU Party’s representative in the county public service board.

It is reported that 11 MCAs of the KANU party retreated to the minority leader’s office to elect the party’s representative but the meeting turned chaotic after the two MCAs tied during voting.

The Silale MCA then insisted that the two names be forwarded to the Speaker, sparking a fight with Deputy Speaker Ameja Selamoi and Minority Leader Sam Lokales who were opposed to the decision.

The injured lawmakers were taken to Baringo Referral Hospital.

The existing service board was disbanded on Tuesday night over corruption allegations and the county lawmakers had convened on Wednesday to vote in new members.

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