UPDATE Wednesday, July 29, 2 p.m.: Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang'i on Wednesday, July 29, ordered the immediate disarmament of staff at the County Assembly of Nairobi.
This is a day after chaos erupted at City Hall that left Mlango Kubwa MCA, Patricia Mutheu, injured.
Matiang'i stated that 14 guns had been retrieved from the County Assembly, adding that he had sought advice from the National Security Council on policing the assembly. Further, he condemned violence that had been meted on the Mlango Mkubwa MCA.
UPDATE Wednesday, July 29: Director of Public Proseuctions (DPP) Noordin Haji on Tuesday, July 28, issued a statement in regards to the violence meted out to Mlango Kubwa MCA at the precincts of the Nairobi County Assembly.Police officers clobber Mlango Kubwa MCA Patricia Mutheu at City Hall on Tuesday, July 28.File
DPP Haji stated that he had directed the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) to carry out thorough investigations into the matter and forward resultant file to his Office for appropriate direction.
Mlango Kubwa MCA Patricia Mutheu was on Tuesday, July 28, clobbered by police officers and injured in the chaos that ensured at City Hall.
A section of MCAs had stormed the premises and wanted to serve Speaker Beatrice Elachi with an impeachment notice signed by 59 members.
To disperse the crowd, the police lobbed teargas at the lawmakers as well as cloberred some of them, leaving Mutheu injured.
In photos and videos seen by Kenyans.co.ke, Mutheu is seen on the floor as four police officers surrounded her awith one of them blandishing what appears to be a rungu.Police officers clobber Mlango Kubwa MCA Patricia Mutheu at City Hall on Tuesday, July 28.File
Mutheu has since reported the matter at the Nairobi Central Police Station where she was accompanied by Kandara MP Alice Wahome, nominated Senator Millicent Omanga, among other women leaders.
During the entire scuffle, Elachi had locked herself in her office and officers barred the MCAs from accessing it.
The MCAs had kicked off a process of ejecting the speaker on Sunday, July 26, after accusing her of abuse of office, corruption and poor leadership.
Other accusations against Elachi included; victimisation of MCAs and assembly staff, impunity, disregard for the law and county orders, and militarisation of the assembly.
On Monday, Elachi had accused governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko of being behind her impeachment.
"Sonko knows that there is a new clerk who was recently sworn in and he knows that his impeachment can come out of the court now and that is the war he has with me.
"He has been using [Jacob] Ngwele (assembly clerk) in all his cases in court and right now he is very angry because he knows the order that stopped his ouster can be revived now that Ngwele is gone. The impeachment motion is motivated by that," she stated.
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