Chaos broke in Makueni County assembly chambers on Tuesday during the evening sitting, with two MCAs exchanging blows. Some members of the county assembly said they were opposed to discrimination, by the Speaker, against nominated ward reps in partaking House business.
The fist fight involved Wiper nominated MCA Urbanus Wambua alias Councilor Kana and his Kasikeu counterpart Julius Monari Tangai. Mr Wambua sustained injuries and was taken to a private hospital within Wote town.
Mr Tangai, who was elected on a Party of Independent Candidates of Kenya, had stood on a point of order on autonomy and integrity of the House.
He questioned whether Makueni Woman Rep Rose Museo had any authority to question why nominated MCAs were kicked out of an all MCAs retreat at Panari Hotel at the weekend.
He told off the County MP, saying she should stop any form of criticism and opinions directed on how the County Assembly should operate and concentrate on what she was elected to do.
When Wambua was contacted yesterday after he was discharged from hospital, he said he stood to defend the Woman Rep on her concern that all MCAs should be treated equally and involved in House matters, only to be attacked by a section of elected MCAs. “They really beat me up, especially on my left hand side, while I defended myself,” Wambua said.
According to one of the ward reps who sought anonymity for fear of further sidelining in the assembly, the experienced anomalies have been fuelled by the rift between Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana concerning 2022 succession politics.