NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 4 – Viwandani MCA Samuel Nyang’wara finally tabled a motion to impeach Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero Tuesday afternoon, amid chaos at the Nairobi County Assembly.
Trouble started when Speaker Alex ole Magelo began the session by criticising the behaviour of CORD MCAs last week when they disrupted the tabling of the motion 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.
“The needles attack on the person of the honourable Samuel Nyang’wara which occasioned a scuffle witnessed by all present and as reported by the media houses via a captured video was indeed despicable and shameful. What transpired here last week is now public knowledge and I cannot say otherwise but to condemn it,” he stated.
After some time, Masiga eventually walked out and the motion was tabled even as CORD MCAs attempted to grab the mace in a bid to disrupt proceedings.
“It would be to fail in my mandate as the Speaker of this August Assembly if I did not remind you that every member of this assembly has a right to bring forth any matter for debate and when such matter is approved procedurally to table such matter without undue pressure or violent interference,” Magelo pointed out.
“No member of this Assembly has the right to violently or otherwise interrupt the prosecution of any matter.”
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 member had decamped to Jubilee.
Nyang’wara is accusing Kidero of violating the constitution by failing to implement the Ward Development Fund.
An attempt to table the motion was thwarted last week, and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has already summoned Speaker Magelo and Clerk Jacob Ngwele to record statements over unethical conduct by MCAs last week.