Drama in Nakuru as MCAs Cause Chaos Over Impeachment Motion

  • A photo of the Nakuru County Assembly File
  • Nakuru County Assembly, on Thursday, turned chaotic during a motion to impeach the county’s infrastructure CEC, Lucy Kariuki.

    The house was split along gender lines, the male MCAs wanted her out while the female legislators defended the county executive.

    In the video, the men are heard shouting ‘Lucy must go’ while their female counterparts are screaming ‘Lucy must stay’.

    The speaker was forced to adjourn the motion after the house failed to agree on the mode of voting to determine the CECs fate.

    Embattled Nakuru County executive in charge of Roads and Infrastructure Lucy Kariuki.

    Trouble started when Speaker Joel Maina Kairu, who incidentally survived an impeachment motion in 2018, ruled that the members vote via a secret ballot.

    “I faced an impeachment motion last year and you members exercised your democratic rights through secret ballot, therefore the secret balloting is the fairest method to determine the outcome of this motion,” ruled Kairu.

    However, this ruling did not go down well with a section of the MCAs who were keen to send Kariuki home.

    The ruling ignited a shouting match in the house, throwing the motion by a diplomatic committee, chaired by Kaptembwo Ward Rep Peter Mwamba Kajwang, into total confusion.

    Following chaos in the House, Speaker Kairu was forced to invoke standing order 110 (1) to adjourn the motion to the following week.

    The standing order reads in part: “In the event of grave disorder arising in the assembly, the Speaker may adjourn the Assembly forthwith or suspend any sitting for a period to be determined by him or her.”

    Below is the video courtesy of Daily Nation.