Speaker Beatrice Elachi at the Nairobi county
Speaker Beatrice Elachi at the Nairobi county Assembly. FILE

Mlango Kubwa MCA Mutheu Musyimi assaulted by police during the chaos that erupted at City Hall as MCAs allied to Governor Mike Sonko tried to forcefully evict Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi this morning.

The Reinstated Nairobi County Assembly clerk Jacob Ngwele has issued a notice suspending Speaker Beatrice Elachi awaiting tabling and debate of an impeachment motion against her.

In the notice of suspension, says he has received a Notice of Motion, dated July 27, 2020, and sponsored by MCA Waithera Chege, seeking to impeach Elachi over gross misconduct, incompetence and violation of the Constitution among other reasons.

Speaker Beatrice Elachi at the Nairobi county

“This Office, in compliance with the provisions of the said Section 11 of the Act and the Standing Orders, has undertaken a verification exercise for compliance of the Notice of Motion to the law and the Standing Orders of the Nairobi City County Assembly. I am satisfied that the Motion has met the required minimums for tabling under the Act,” reads the letter.

“…the Notice of Motion having garnered the requisite one-third of signatures of all Members of the County Assembly, you are hereby suspended from the service of the County Assembly until the House dispenses with the Motion within the Statutory timelines provided for above,” added Ngwele.

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