MCA be­hind Kidero re­moval bid ‘to lose com­mit­tee posts’

‘There is no way an MCA elected on the ODM ticket can spon­sor a mo­tion to im­peach Gover­nor Evans Kidero elected on the same ticket. That is ut­ter non­sense’

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties - JULIUS OTIENO @juliu­so­tieno04

Nairobi Cord MCAs plan on re­mov­ing from all the assem­bly com­mit­tees an MCA who last week tried to ta­ble an im­peach­ment mo­tion against the gover­nor.

A source yes­ter­day told the Star the de­ci­sion to re­move Vi­wan­dani MCA Sam Nyang’wara from the com­mit­tees was rat­i­fied in a se­cret meet­ing at a city ho­tel on Sun­day.

The MCAs also agreed to have Vi­wan­dani res­i­dents sign a pe­ti­tion to re­call Nyang’wara for “non-per­for­mance”. Yes­ter­day, ma­jor­ity whip David Mbe­ria said he has writ­ten to ma­jor­ity leader Elias Otieno to re­move Nyang’wara from all the pan­els.

“There is no way an MCA elected on the ODM ticket can spon­sor a mo­tion to im­peach Gover­nor Evans Kidero, who was elected on the same ticket. That is ut­ter non­sense,” Mbe­ria said.

Nyang’wara said the party lead­er­ship in the assem­bly is in­tim­i­dat­ing him to drop the mo­tion.

“Cord, and ODM for that mat­ter, are en­joy­ing the ma­jor­ity in the house be­cause of my vote. They should tread care­fully be­cause I have not played all my cards yet,” he said.

Out of the 127 MCAs, 64 were elected on the ODM and Wiper tick­ets, while 63 are in Ju­bilee. Cord chairs 15 out of the assem­bly’s 17 com­mit­tees.

The Pub­lic Ac­counts and Pub­lic In­vest­ment com­mit­tees are chaired by Ju­bilee MCAs. “I am not fight­ing the party or the coali­tion, I am fight­ing an in­di­vid­ual who has made this county look like Mu­mias [sugar com­pany],” Nyang’wara said.

He said he will ta­ble the mo­tion again, but Cord mem­bers say they will not al­low it.

On Thurs­day, the MCAs fought over ef­forts to ta­ble the Kidero im­peach­ment mo­tion and Nyang’wara was roughed up.

The Ju­bilee and Cord MCAs came to a fist­fight as some chanted ‘Msal­iti’ (traitor) and ‘Yote yawezekana bila Nyang’wara’ (all is pos­si­ble with­out Nyang’wara).

Some Cord MCAs who signed the pe­ti­tion to re­move Kidero from of­fice have started writ­ing to the clerk to with­draw their sig­na­tures, cit­ing in­tim­i­da­tion.

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Vi­wan­dani MCA Samwel Nyang’wara, Nairobi county assem­bly speaker Alex Magelo, Kil­i­mani MCA Moses Ogeto and Mkuru Kwa Reuben’s Elkana Maoti/

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