Chaos once again rocked City Hall on Tuesday morning July 28 as a section of Nairobi Members of County Assembly attempted to storm Speaker Beatrice Elachi’s office to eject her.
A video that surfaced online showed the MCAs involved in a scuffle at the entrance of Elachi’s office with the intention of kicking her out of office.
In the clip, three GSU officers with rifles are seen trying to keep the two rowdy groups from causing chaos at the office.
The MCAs who included Mlango Kubwa MCA Patricia Mutheu stormed Elachi’s office in a bid to remove her from office.
During the chaos, Mutheu was heard telling the GSU officers to fire bullets.
“Piga risasi, piga risasi…” Mutheu is heard shouting.
The GSU officers were forced to intervene and repulse the rowdy group believed to be allied to Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
At some point the officers were forced to lobe teargas to the crowd in a bit to save the speaker.
Mutheu and nominated MCA Ann Nthumbi were however bungled away by the officers.
On Sunday, a group of Nairobi MCAs announced a fresh bid to impeach Elachi over allegations of abuse of office, corruption, poor leadership, victimisation of MCAs and assembly staff, impunity, disregard for the law and county orders, and militarisation of the assembly.
The county lawmakers had on Sunday collected 51 signatures way above the 42 required for an impeachment notice against the speaker to be filed in the county assembly.
Other accusations gainst Elachi ranged from victimisation of MCAs and assembly staff, impunity, disregard for the law and county orders, and militarisation of the assembly.
On Monday, July 27, Elachi accused the Nairobi governor of being behind the push to have her removed.
She noted that the MCAs allied to Sonko were unhappy with National Metropolitan Service (NMS) efforts at sealing all loopholes in the county.
“Sonko knows that there is a new clerk who was recently sworn in and he knows that his impeachment can come out of the court now and that is the war he has with me.
“He has been using [Jacob] Ngwele (assembly clerk) in all his cases in court and right now he is very angry because he knows the order that stopped his ouster can be revived now that Ngwele is gone. The impeachment motion is motivated by that,” she stated.
Speaker Elachi had gazetted the appointment of Edward Gichana as the new Nairobi County Assembly clerk to replace Ngwele who she accused of colluding with Sonko to frustrate her.
Gichana’s appointment was however suspended after Ngwele moved to court challenging his appointment.
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