Confusion over Kajiado House sitting

Kajiado County Assembly Majority Leader Julius Moipai address the media at a hotel in Athi River yesterday. [Peterson Githaiga]
Members of the Kajiado County Assembly were yesterday thrown into confusion after their sittings failed to take off.

Speaker Johnson Osoi failed to sign a Gazette notice to have MCAs resume sittings after the lapse of a notice of adjournment signed last week.

Last Tuesday, Mr Osoi and Majority Leader Julius Moipai adjourned the assembly to allow MCAs to attend the ASALs conference hosted by Kajiado County Government at the Amboseli National Park.

The adjournment notice had indicated that a special sitting would resume yesterday, but the MCAs were shocked to learn that the speaker had refused to sign the Gazette notice.

Finance bill

The failure to have the sittings resume could affect the discussion on 2019/2020 Finance Bill, which is due for dispensation by September 30.

Yesterday, about 30 MCAs allied to Governor Joseph ole Lenku, held a Press conference at a hotel in Athi River town, where they hit out at the Speaker for the failure to reconvene the House.

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"We have made a decision, we shall remove him from office. But this should not affect dispensation of the Finance Bill, which is due for signing in two weeks," said Mr Moipai.

The MCAs have vowed to remove Mr Osoi over a barrage of accusations that touch on corruption, citing the controversial award of a tender for construction of ultramodern assembly chambers.

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