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Speaker Magelo quizzed by EACC over City Hall chaos

According to EACC, other than explaining what transpired, the two are also required to provide CCTV footage of the incident.  Photo/CFM.

According to EACC, other than explaining what transpired, the two are also required to provide CCTV footage of the incident. Photo/CFM.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 7- Nairobi County Assembly speaker Alex Magelo on Friday appeared before EACC detectives, where he was required to shed more light on what caused ounty assembly members to exchange blows last week.

This follows the chaos witnessed at the City Hall Thursday and Monday when a motion was tabled to impeach Governor Evans Kidero.

The Commission, which also wrote to the Assembly clerk Jacob Ngwele, has expressed concerns over the conduct of the MCA’s during the two sessions.

According to EACC, other than explaining what transpired, the two are also required to provide CCTV footage of the incident.

“The commission is undertaking investigations into the conduct by the county assembly members on the 29th September 2016 during the tabling of an impeachment motion against the Nairobi Governor,” EACC Deputy CEO Michael Mubea said in letters sent to the two on Monday.

Trouble started when the Speaker began the session by criticising the behaviour of CORD MCAs last week when they disrupted the tabling of the motion and roughed up Viwandani MCA Samuel Nyang’wara resulting to chaos.

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 ensued.

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

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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Kidero has been summoned to the assembly on Tuesday to defend himself against accusations facing him.

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