Jubilee tells Elachi to accept impeachment and move on

Leader of Majority in the Nairobi County Assembly Abdi Ibrahim Guyo (Left) and other Jubilee MCAs during a party meeting presided over by the Secretary General Raphael Tuju

By Adieri Mulaa

Jubilee Party has sealed the fate of dethroned Nairobi County Assembly speaker Beatrice Elachi.

The party now wants her to withdraw the two suits she has filed against the County Assembly. Elachi was overwhelmingly elected on Jubilee ticket following her endorsement by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

However, she was impeached last month by MCAs who accused her of abuse of office, among several other grounds that were leveled against her.

On Monday, Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju presided over a closed-door meeting of top executive officials at the party headquarters, where Elachi’s issue was part of the agenda.

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“The party did not embrace the idea of Elachi coming back as Speaker of Nairobi County Assembly. But it was resolved that the party will not interfere in the election of a new Speaker or present a candidate”, a senior official in the House leadership told The Sunday Express today.

The entire process has been left to the discretion of the county assembly and very soon, the position of Speaker will be advertised to fill the vacancy, the official added.

During the meeting, the ruling party is reported to have also read the riot act to its nominated (special elect) MCAs in Nairobi County to ensure they routinely attend plenary sessions or else they risked being recalled.

The meeting was reportedly attended by Jubilee Party executive director Mr James Waweru, all the regional managers and the party MCAs from Nairobi County Assembly.

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“We discussed President Kenyatta’s Big Four agenda, management of the County Assembly and progress of Nairobi County”, said another MCA who also attended the meeting.

The disgraced speaker had obtained an order from the Employment Court barring the County Assembly from removing her. However, the order was reportedly served a day after the impeachment had been rendered.

The meeting further resolved that Jubilee MCAs would hence forth work as team and any disagreements arising amongst them would be brought to the attention of the party for amicable resolution, said an MCA who sought anonymity.

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