Blows exchanged as Elachi storms back to her office
SEE ALSO :Jubilee saves Elachi from MCAs fangsJournalists covering the fracas were caught in the ensuing chaos and scampered for safety amid choking teargas fumes. Meanwhile, Mr Guyo maintained that Elachi would not be allowed back to the Assembly and that Jubilee Party ward reps only recognised Mr Mwaura as their speaker. “You are trying to come back through the back door. We will not allow that. How can you, with only six MCAs, try to impose yourself on us,” he posed. He was supported by Anthony Kiragu (Waithaka), who said ward reps would ensure Elachi was kicked out. “We still maintain our earlier decision to impeach her and we will make sure she leaves. She cannot represent us,” he said.
SEE ALSO :No let up in Elachi, Guyo clashElachi later walked into the Assembly during the afternoon plenary session as the Speaker, although no business was transacted. Majority of Jubilee-allied ward reps gave the sitting a wide berth. She then proceeded to her office, where she was welcomed by jubilant supporters. She said her return had the blessings of Mr Sonko and accused Guyo of using unsavory language against her on the floor of the Assembly. “We are here to confirm that the court order we received declared me as the Speaker. I have come to deal with only one person, the Majority Leader. He should not use ward reps but face me,” said Elachi. As the chaos at the assembly unraveled, it emerged that Sonko had submitted the name of Hamza Ward Rep Mark Ndung'u as the proposed new Majority Leader.
SEE ALSO :Ward reps plot to impeach ElachiIn a letter to the County Assembly Speaker dated October 4, Sonko accuses Guyo of undermining the county through intimidation, interference and cajoling of staff. He argues that Guyo was making it difficult to implement Jubilee's manifesto in the county. However, the Assembly is yet to debate the proposal.
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