15 Kiambu MCAs suspended for storming the assembly with hammers, chains and locks

15 Kiambu MCAs suspended for storming the assembly with hammers, chains and locks

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  • Speaker Ndicho accused the MCAs of storming the assembly armed with hammers, chains, and locks and disrupting a board meeting on December 2.
  • They allegedly threatened and harassed members of the board before taking away board files and causing a stampede in the House.
  • The MCAs further reportedly violently and physically ejected the Speaker and the Clerk from their offices.

Kiambu County Assembly Speaker Stephen Ndicho has suspended 15 MCAs from the House for 90 days over what he termed as disorderly conduct.

The 15 are: Gideon Gachara Gitau, Simon Kuria Karema, Daniel Ngugi Ngige, Joseph Kahenya, Godffery Mucheke, Andrew Kimani, John Njiru, Ann Ndiko, Joakim Njama, Anne Wanjiku Kariuki, Raphael Chege, Gathuru Mburu, Karuga Ngigi, Stephen Maina Kahinga, and Henry Kagiri.

Speaker Ndicho, in a memo dated December 3, accused the MCAs of storming the assembly armed with hammers, chains, and locks and disrupting a board meeting on December 2.

They allegedly threatened and harassed members of the board before taking away board files and causing a stampede in the House.

The MCAs further reportedly violently and physically ejected the Speaker and the Clerk from their offices.

Speaker Ndicho added that the MCAs, led by the Majority Leader and Whip, on November 30 disrupted both the morning and afternoon sittings, forcing him to suspend the sessions.

“You were unruly and didn't conduct yourselves in the expected manner and style of Leaders of the Honourable members, which brought into disrepute and dishonour to the august House that the Kiambu County Assembly is,” stated the Speaker.

“You transgressed Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity. You also trampled under your feet Standing Orders Numbers 130 (1) (a): 131(1)0); 132(1)(a) and (e)hence forth hereby prompting the Speaker to suspend all of you for a period of 90 days effective immediately from the  precincts of the County Assembly of Kiambu, all services and activities of the Assembly as prescribed in the Standing Orders, rules and regulations and all enabling laws that govern such punishment.”