County assembly elects Chege Mwaura as acting County speaker in light of Elachi's woes
"The absence of the speaker due to the issues affecting her creates a vacuum which the house cannot afford and since the county governments act and the constitution allows for members to elect an acting speaker in the absence of one, I direct that this house does so," stated Kamangu. According to the County governments act of section 9 (4) states that at any time in the absence of the speaker of the county assembly or in matters that directly affect the speaker, the county assembly shall elect a member to act as speaker as contemplated under Article 178(2)(b) of the Constitution. Kamangu went on to ask members of the house to nominate members who they would wish to serve as the interim speaker of which three names were fronted. They included Ngara MCA Chege Mwaura whowas suggested by South B MCA Chege Waithera, nominated MCA Mary Njambi suggested by Ziwani MCA Millicent Mugadi and nominated MCA Mary Arivisa who was suggested by Minority Chief Whip Peter Imwatok. Mca Njambi who was recently sprayed with pepper spray by speaker Elachi however declined the nomination and supported Chege Mwaura. Drama however ensued after Arivisa stormed into the assembly shouting that the members were misusing her name and angrily withdrew her nomination. The sergeants at arm had to drag her out for order to reign.
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