Machakos ma­jor­ity leader saved

Po­lit­i­cal Par­ties Dis­putes Res­o­lu­tion Tri­bunal is­sues in­terim in­junc­tion sus­pend­ing res­o­lu­tion by Cord MCAs to re­move Mwonga and ma­jor­ity whip Ti­mothy Kilonzo

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Eastern - AN­DREW MBUVA @an­drewsm­buva

The Po­lit­i­cal Par­ties Dis­putes Res­o­lu­tion Tri­bunal has re­in­stated Masinga Cen­tral MCA Joshua Mwonga as Machakos ma­jor­ity leader.

Mu­vuti MCA Ti­mothy Kilonzo has also been re­in­stated as ma­jor­ity whip, pend­ing de­ter­mi­na­tion of an ap­pli­ca­tion filed be­fore the tri­bunal.

Cord MCAs re­moved Mwonga on Tues­day, ac­cus­ing him of ar­ro­gance and us­ing his po­si­tion to in­tim­i­date them, allegations he de­nied.

“I have not been re­moved be­cause of poor per­for­mance, but for re­fus­ing to sign for the im­peach­ment of Gov­er­nor [Al­fred] Mu­tua,” he said.

Mwonga said there are plans to sack the gov­er­nor but the mo­tion is yet to be pre­sented be­fore the House Busi­ness Com­mit­tee for bal­lot­ing.

In or­ders com­mu­ni­cated to the assem­bly by speaker Bernard Mung’ata on Wed­nes­day evening, the tri­bunal granted an in­terim in­junc­tion sus­pend­ing the MCAs’ res­o­lu­tion.

Seven­teen out of 32 MCAs signed for the re­moval of Mwonga and Kilonzo, who was ac­cused of dis­loy­alty.

Mwonga was re­placed with Alexan­der Kathinzi (Ki­vaa), while Gideon Kavuu of Mum­buni North re­placed Kilonzo.

MCAs AC­CUSE MWONGA OF AR­RO­GANCE, US­ING HIS PO­SI­TION TO IN­TIM­I­DATE THEM

/AN­DREW MBUVA

Masinga MCA Joshua Mwonga cel­e­brates with other MCAs af­ter pass­ing a mo­tion to im­peach Machakos Deputy Gov­er­nor Bernard Kiala in July 2014

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