Benson Mutura replaces Elachi


Former Makadara MP Benson Mutura replaces the outgoing County Speaker Beatrice Elachi at the Nairobi assembly speaker after accumulating 99 votes.

"I hereby declare Mr Benson Mutura the new Nairobi County Assembly Speaker having attained more than the required two-thirds majority votes," acting Speaker John Kamangu said.

He got 99 votes out of 122 MCAs in the Nairobi assembly.

Voting took place on Friday afternoon and Mutura took oath immediately after winning the election.

Mutura promised to work for all MCAs equally and urged them to support his office.

“ I understand the roles of the Speaker and I will attend to all MCAs regardless of the party,” he said.

He thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee Party for having faith in him to take the position.

Mutura also thanked the minority side for also voting for him.

He emphasized on the need to support the Nairobi Metropolitan Service as an assembly.

“NMS is like a newborn and we must take care of the office as instructed by the President,” Mutura said. 

The other candidates were Abdi Ali Abdi, Odingo Odhiambo Washington, Mike Obonyo Guoro, Allan Chacha Mang’era, Kennedy Okeyo Ng’ondi.

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