I have not with­drawn mo­tion to im­peach Kidero, says ward rep

‘I can­not be so stupid as to with­draw a mo­tion that has al­ready been sus­pended. I as­sure you, even if I re­main alone, this mo­tion must be de­bated’

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

The MCA spon­sor­ing the mo­tion to im­peach Nairobi Gover­nor Evans Kidero has dis­owned a let­ter stat­ing he had with­drawn it.

Sa­muel Nyang­wara (Vi­wan­dani) said he would “never dream” of with­draw­ing the mo­tion and ac­cused un­named peo­ple of forg­ing his sig­na­ture.

“I can­not be so stupid as to with­draw a mo­tion that has al­ready been sus­pended. I as­sure you, even if I re­main alone, this mo­tion must be de­bated,” he said yes­ter­day.

A with­drawal let­ter ad­dressed to speaker Alex Magelo has been do­ing the rounds on so­cial me­dia since Satur­day.

Magelo said he found the let­ter on his desk yes­ter­day morn­ing and re­ferred it to the clerk. “I was told the let­ter was brought here by hon­ourable Mark Ndung’u. I took it to the clerk be­cause there is no way I can ap­prove a let­ter to with­draw a mo­tion that I have al­ready sus­pended,” he said.

Magelo said Nyang­wara was in Mom­basa at the time the let­ter was pur­port­edly writ­ten. Speak­ing to the Star on the phone yes­ter­day, Ndung’u de­clined to con­firm or deny drop­ping the let­ter at the speaker’s of­fice. “I can’t talk now. Please let’s talk to­mor­row,” he said.

The speaker sus­pended the de­bate on the mo­tion on Wed­nes­day fol­low­ing a court or­der ob­tained by Kidero on Mon­day, bar­ring the de­bate until the case is heard.

The High Court or­der also pro­hib­ited the assem­bly from sum­mon­ing the gover­nor to de­fend him­self against the ac­cu­sa­tions in the mo­tion. Magelo had on Oc­to­ber 5 sum­moned Kidero to ap­pear be­fore the MCAs to de­fend him­self.

Nyang­wara had ac­cused Kidero of in­com­pe­tence, lack of lead­er­ship skills and vi­o­lat­ing pro­cure­ment laws. Last Tuesday, the ses­sion to de­bate the mo­tion was ad­journed af­ter the house failed to raise a quo­rum.

/CHRISPINUS WEKESA

Vi­wan­dani MCA Sa­muel Nyan­gara, Nairobi speaker Alex Magelo, Kil­i­mani MCA Moses Ogeto and Mukuru kwa Reuben MCA Elkana Maoti at Par­lia­ment po­lice sta­tion, where Ogeto recorded a statement fol­low­ing threats in Oc­to­ber 2015

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