EACC summons County Assembly officials over Kidero motion anarchy

October 4, 2016 6:25 pm
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The motion was tabled Tuesday afternoon amidst heavy security and despite chaos in the County Assembly/FILE
The motion was tabled Tuesday afternoon amidst heavy security and despite chaos in the County Assembly/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 4 – The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has summoned Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Alex ole Magelo to shed light on what it describes as ‘unethical conduct’ by MCAs last week where a CORD MCA was roughed up as he tried to table a motion to impeach Governor Evans Kidero.

In its summons, the anti-graft body wants Magelo to appear at its offices on Friday morning to record a statement over the incident where Viwandani MCA Samuel Nyang’wara was roughed up by fellow Opposition MCAs who branded him a traitor.

“The commission is undertaking investigations into the conduct by Members of the County Assembly in the County Chambers on the 29th September 2016 during the tabling of an impeachment motion against the Nairobi Governor,” EACC Deputy CEO Michael Mubea said in a statement.

“To this end, the commission requires that you appear at the Integrity Centre on 7th October 2016 at 9am to shed light on the matter. Our investigators Derrick Kaisha and Jackson Agai will be available to receive you and record statements,” he further stated.

The commission also wants the Clerk Jacob Ngwele to provide it with CCTV footage of the incident.

“The commission requires that you appear at the Integrity Centre on 7th October 2016 at 9am to shed light on the matter and also provide Closed Circuit Television footage covering the incident,” the summons state.

The motion was tabled Tuesday afternoon amidst heavy security and despite chaos in the County Assembly.

Trouble started when Speaker Magelo began the session by criticising the behaviour of CORD MCAs last week when they disrupted the tabling of the motion last week and roughed up Nyang’wara.

Following heckling by the leaders, Magelo ordered Eastleigh East MCA Nelson Masiga out of the House but he refused and proceedings came to a standstill as a scuffle between the sergeants at arms and his colleagues ensured.

After sometime, Masiga eventually walked out and the motion was tabled even as CORD MCAs attempted to grab the mace in a bid to disrupt it.

Jubilee Coalition MCAs surrounded Nyang’wara as he resumed to reading the Motion amidst heckling and some MCAs including Majority Leader Elias Otieno later demanded to know if Nyang’wara who is a CORD MCA had decamped to Jubilee.

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