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Details of the Statehouse meeting that could save former senator from political cold
By Joseph Sosi | Updated Aug 21, 2017 at 15:36 EAT
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President Uhuru met Nairobi elected leaders at Sta
SUMMARY
  • Leaders who attended the meeting have revealed that an executive order had been issued to have all the assembly members behind Elachi and ensure she clinches the seat.
  • The former nominated senator is likely to take the county assembly speakers' seat.


President Uhuru Kenyatta’s meeting at Statehouse with Nairobi County leaders elected on Jubilee party seemed to be a strategy on how the party seeks to run the assembly affairs and details of who they prefer for various positions.

The ruling party is pushing for all possible ways to have Beatrice Elachi who was a nominated senator take the county assembly speaker’s position.

Leaders who attended the meeting have revealed that an executive order had been issued to have all the assembly members behind Elachi and ensure she clinches the seat.

The former nominated senator will face Mr George Wainaina who the opposing side is going after for the same seat after his tenure as the chief of staff ended.

The two are evidently the only ones staging aggressive rivalry for the speaker’s seat but there were 10 leaders who had expressed similar interest for the seat.

Other leaders with the meeting’s backing are Matopeni Ward representative Abdi Guyo who will now take up the majority leader’s post after serving as the minority leader in the previous assembly while Ruai MCA Kamangu Nyumu shall be deputizing Ms Elachi.

Mr Mwaura Chege of Ngara ward will bag the majority whip’s slot immediately after the new command under Governor Mike Sonko takes over City Hall.

Sonko was sworn in on Monday 21 August as the new governor with President Uhuru Kenyatta, DP William Ruto and former governor Evans Kidero being in attendance during the mandate transition ceremony.

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