VIDEO & PHOTOS: Chaos as MCAs thrown out of Kirinyaga assembly sitting

By Githinji Mwangi On Tue, 9 Jun, 2020 11:10 | 2 mins read
Karumandi MCA Anthony Munene is bundled out of the Assembly. PHOTO | GITHINJI MWANGI

Pandemonium broke out at the Kirinyaga County Assembly on Tuesday morning as two ward representatives were kicked out of the sitting that is readying to vote on a motion to impeach the local governor.

Nominated MCA Lucy Njeri and the Karumandi ward rep Anthony Munene were violently bundled out of the assembly.

The two MCAs were kicked out of the sitting for allegedly disrupting the proceedings and raising numerous points of order.

Nominated MCA Lucy Njeri is given her marching orders. PHOTO| GITHINJI MWANGI

Some 24 MCAs spent the night at the Assembly’s lounge to avoid losing their numbers over fears that Governor Anne Waiguru would dissuade them to abandon their cause.

MCA Anthony Munene, an ally of Governor Anne Waiguru, found himself in the thick of things. PHOTO | GITHINJI MWANGI

On Tuesday morning, Governor Waiguru warned that she will seek orders for contempt against the Assembly Speaker for violating a court order that halted the ouster motion.

“I sought and obtained a clear and unequivocal court order from the High Court stopping any proceedings by the Assembly on the impeachment motion until the numerous issues that were raised with the court were determined,” said Ms. Waiguru.

Further, the county boss said that the allegations against her are baseless and accused the MCAs of being used as stooges for personalized political goals.

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