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MCAs Breathe Fury Over Plot to Short-Change Nairobi County Clerk

Jun 7, 2021
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A section on Nairobi County MCAs have raised their discontentment with the way the speaker is running operations at City Hall.

This comes as Nairobians brace themselves for yet another dramatic supremacy battle at the city assembly.

According to the letters seen by Taarifa News The speaker had gone ahead and forwarded the name of Deputy Clerk in charge of Legislative, Adah Onyango, despite having already approved the name of Pauline Akuku who was forwarded by the board after garnering 3 votes against 1.

 The new scenario has been brought about by the appelite court’s order to Mr. Gichana to vacate office pending the determination of a lawsuit against him.

But observers say the current development is a continuation of supremacy and power battle ls aimed at controlling resources which the clerk’s office is key.

However, confusion reigned when Gichana in another letter directed

Deputy Clerk in charge of Administration Pauline Akuku was already handed over the office in acting capacity. Gichana handed her relevant office material and said that it was within law for him to hand over office to the right person.

“We want to tell those pushing the speaker to keep politics out of this, it is clear that Akuku who has been acting while the clerk was away why is it different now that he has been told to step aside?” said Mellab Atemah

The double speak from the speaker is what has left MCAs aggrieved with a section of those who are in favour of Akuku now calling on the party leaders and the president to act.

“We are here to tell the speaker of the assembly to follow what the provisions say. Pauline Akukus’ name was forwarded by the board with 3 members voting for her and one against her we don’t understand since when did he stop following the directives of the board,” added Atemah.

Mary Arivisa added that the speaker is only mandated to take a vote when there is a tie among the board members.

 “The speaker is only allowed to vote when the members have not agreed among themselves on a candidate. In this case it wasn’t and thats why we are calling on him to effect the boards choice,” said Arivisa.

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