Nairobi , July 28 2020 – There was a Stand Off at City Hall as Police Disperse Mca’s Allied to Governor Sonko After Causing Chaos for Being Denied Entry to City Hall to Impeach Beatrice Elachi
There was a heavy contingent of police present at City Hall as they barred the MCAs who also wanted to serve Elachiwith a court order suspending the appointment Edward Gichana as the clerk of the assembly.
However, Elachi locked herself in her office as the police prevented the MCAs from accessing the Speaker’s office.
However, tables seem to have turned after reps allied to Sonko gave notice to table motion to impeach Speaker Elachi on several grounds, chief among them violation of the law in the appointment of a clerk.
The MCAs accuse Elachi of blocking them from accessing the Assembly, working with cartels to undermine Sonko and constantly failing to bring peace to the assembly since her return from impeachment.
Chaos broke out in the morning after the anti-Elachi MCAs were denied access to City Hall.
Despite the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission and the Central Bank of Kenya advising that Ngwele be reinstated, Elachi dismissed such attempts as illegal.
The approval of Gichana as the new clerk was through a virtual sitting by the assembly, which antiElachi MCAs claim was only attended by her allies.
The MCAs also accused Elachi of impunity by defying 10 court orders against her and by appointing a new clerk .
Elachi herself was only just reinstated in October 2019 after a protracted battle at the Labour Court.
She had been impeached in September 2018 after 103 of the 107 ward reps voted against her.
She had been accused of abuse of office, conflict of interest, undermining the County Service Board and poor leadership.