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Nairobi Assembly Acting Speaker Chege Mwaura rejects ODM leadership changes

He says Mbadi’s decision must come from NASA/FILE

NAIROBI,Kenya, Oct 26 – Acting Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Chege Mwaura has written back to the Orange Democratic Movement Chairman John Mbadi saying he can not effect the changes seeking to replace the current Minority Leadership since the decision was not made by the NASA coalition.

Mwaura said the recognised entity at the Assembly is NASA and not ODM and his directive does not meet the requirements of the County’s Standing Orders.

“The recognised entity at the County Assembly is NASA, which is a coalition. Indeed, you will note that the Deputy Minority Leader at the Assembly is from a different party, but in the same coalition. Therefore the decisions contemplated in your letter can only emanate from the coalition for which the Minority Leader was appointed,” he stated.

The Speaker has further asked Mbadi to refer to the recent removal of Senate Minority Leader Moses Wetangula where the Speaker Kenneth Lusaka directed them to provide minutes proving the decision.

Mbadi in his letter was seeking to have Minority leader Elias Otieno of Kileleshwa ward replaced by Kennedy Oyugi of Nyayo Highrise ward while the Minority Whip Peter Imwatok of Makongeni ward replaced Nicholas Okumu.

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