Tough battle looms over leadership as assembly resumes

The unending fight among ODM MCAs over Nairobi County Assembly leadership is likely to halt house operations when the legislators resume duty on Tuesday after a week-long recess. A bid by a section of the MCAs to replace the minority leader and chief whip has already triggered divisions in the party’top brass and this could still spill to the assembly and committee sittings. While ODM chairman John Mbadi and executive director Oduor Ong’wen have been caught at the centre of the spiralling siege, the speaker Chege Mwaura is insisting that…

City sprouted with Alcoholic retreats despite tough regulations

Issuance of new liquor licenses in Nairobi has been frozen in a move aimed at allowing Nairobi City County Alcoholic Drinks Control and Licensing Board to review existing liquor outlets. Regional Commissioner Kangethe Thuku urged the board to control and regulate the number of wines and spirits and bars sprouting near schools and in residential areas. Speaking during a sensitization workshop for local leaders, administrators and bar owners, Thuku pointed out that National Agency for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) Authority statistics for 2017 indicate Nairobi County…

opposition MCAs vow: We will go on with Sonko’s impeachment motion

A section of Senators and members of the Nairobi County Assembly are accusing Sonko of staging theatrics to gain political mileage even in matters he should have handled as governor a long time ago. Governor Sonko has over the past one year, sacked and suspended his county executives and officials in what critics describe as unsettling of county operations. Opposition MCAs in Nairobi have vowed to go on with Governor Mike Sonko’s impeachment motion once the assembly resumes on Tuesday next week. The MCAs are citing the ongoing Pumwani saga over…

Nairobi MCAs dismiss EACC summons, insist Elachi’s fate is done

By Tobby Otum and Erick Ludeya Nairobi Members of County Assembly (MCAs) have dismissed the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) circular demanding them to appear before it. They insisted that they had not committed any crime by impeaching the county Speaker Beatrice Elachi. The MCAs led by Majority Leader Ibrahim Abdi want the EACC to deal with corruption involving theRuaraka land before engaging itself in other affairs of the county. NASA,Jubilee MCAs team up to kick out Elachi over corruption claims He said the county has lost over Sh 1.5 billion over the Ruaraka land saga yet the…

Elachi runs for safety after MCAs storm office to kick her out

Enstranged Nairobi County Assembly Beatrice Elachi was forced to hide in her office strong room, to avoid facing the wrath of irate MCAs who insist she must vacate office. Elachi was impeached on Thursday last week by the city legislators, who accuse her of abuse of office and deliberate sabotage schemes. City Hall to complete new ICU Unit at Mama Lucy Hospital in December Despite having won the hearts of many at the Assembly when she took over, she had to scamper to safety while addressing the media after learning…

NASA,Jubilee MCAs team up to kick out Elachi over corruption claims

Jubilee and Nasa MCAs unanimously teamed up to impeach Speaker Beatrice Elachi whom they accused of abuse of office and sabotage of assembly operations. The ward reps had to vote to secure her removal from office, with 103 voting in favor of the motion and only two coming to Elach’s defense.

City Hall to complete new ICU Unit at Mama Lucy Hospital in December

The Nairobi County Government has given itself 90 days to complete the stalled construction of the ultra-modern Intensive Care Unit at the Mama Lucy Hospital. The 72 bed capacity facility will be ready for unveiling in December according to acting Nairobi Health County Executive Member Vesca Kangogo who says that 90 over 70% of the work has been done. The new facility will cost close to 1billion shillings with 72 million shillings set aside for the completion. http://Also Read: https://www.ceoafrica.co.ke/residents-demand-accountability-from-sonkowant-him-back-at-city-hall/ Governor Mike Sonko on Monday had issued  an executive order…