Siaya County Assembly rep storms House, protests long suspension

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 18 Jul, 2019 16:00 | < 1 min read
South East Alego MCA Joseph Mboha on Tuesday stormed Siaya Assembly protesting his prolonged suspension.
Eric Juma @PeopleDailyKe

Activities at Siaya County Assembly were on Tuesday afternoon paralysed after South East Alego MCA Joseph Mboha stormed the chamber protesting his prolonged suspension. 

The session, being chaired by North Ugenya MCA Fredrick Opanga, was halted after the sergeants-at-arms were overpowered by Mboha, who had gained entry into the Assembly premises through the fence.

Mboha is said to have wrestled one of the sergeants-at-arms before forcibly gaining entry into the ground floor.

“Where is the Clerk? He needs to tell me through a written letter the exact period of my suspension. I can’t be told to seek permission from the Speaker to access the Assembly,” he said.

Jeopardise job

Mboha, who was following an order by a Siaya court to attend House proceedings, got angry after security guards blocked him from accessing the premises citing  “orders from above”.

He claimed the action was taken to intimidate him over his efforts to fight corruption in the Assembly.The lawmaker, however, exited the Assembly after an hour of persuasion.

Addressing journalists after the incident, Mboha said he has been suspended for two months and that has jeopardised his job.Opanga said: “He (Mboha) ought to have followed the due procedure and wait for Speaker George Okode to officially announce his coming back.”

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