Ny­eri as­sem­bly to hold first sit­ting, elect speaker on Thurs­day

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties | Central -

The Ny­eri as­sem­bly (pic­tured) will hold its first sit­ting on Thurs­day with MCAs’ first agenda be­ing the elec­tion of the speaker. The first sit­ting of the sec­ond as­sem­bly will start at 9am. MCAs will be sworn in then go ahead to elect the speaker. The speaker job has at­tracted more than 10 ap­pli­cants who have en­gagedin in­tense lob­by­ing. MCAs will at­tend a pre-swear­ing in brief­ing on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon. The as­sem­bly has 30 elected ward rep­re­sen­ta­tives and 14 nom­i­nated ones. Last week, there were protests af­ter the gazetted list of the nom­i­nated MCAs was pub­lished with­out set­ting aside slots for peo­ple liv­ing with dis­abil­ity and spe­cial groups.

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