, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 7 – Opposition members in Nairobi County walked out of the assembly Thursday afternoon accusing the Speaker of denying them a chance to table their motion on formation of a People’s Assembly.
Led by the Minority Leader Elias Otieno, the MCAs said that they gave a notice of the motion two weeks ago and were to table it on Thursday afternoon but the majority leader introduced a motion to adjourn the house until February next year.
“We were to present the motion of the People’s Assembly today but we were denied the chance, I want to say we will not bow to pressure and come February next year we will present the motion yet again,” stated Otieno.
He accused the Speaker Beatrice Elachi of bias in conducting House business, saying she is sidelining them.
A Kitui Court last month issued orders barring assemblies from passing or implementing people’s assembly.
On Thursday the Attorney General Githu Muigai said that County Assemblies that have passed the National Super Alliance motion on People’s Assemblies risk their own election and revenue allocations.
Muigai said by passing the motion, the Assemblies have in effect handed the power awarded to them by the electorate back to the people.
So far 12 counties have passed the motion on the People’s Assemblies through which NASA hopes to institute electoral reforms.