TNA Secretary General told to keep off Nakuru affairs
25 September 2014, 09:29
Nakuru - Nakuru County Speaker, Susan Kihika has said that TNA Secretary General, Onyango Oloo, cannot dictate who should be the Leader of Majority in Nakuru Assembly.
Kihika said that Nakuru County Assembly is guided by House standing orders as provided under the 2010 Kenyan constitution.
“Our standing orders do not allow such a thing,” she said.
Speaking on Tuesday during a House session at the assembly chambers, Kihika said that Oloo had written to her complaining that George Mwaura was removed unconstitutionally from the post of Leader of Majority.
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The Nakuru County Speaker said that due process was followed since the party with majority members in the House had agreed to appoint Samuel Waithuki as the new Leader of Majority.
Kihika said that Nakuru Members of County Assembly have the right to elect their House leaders without any interference from their political parties.
“As far as I am concerned, Samuel Waithuki Njani still remains to be the Leader of Majority at the Nakuru County Assembly because due process was followed as provided in our standing orders unless am convinced otherwise,” she said.
At the same time, Kihika observed that it was wrong for Oloo to write to her, questioning whether the URP Secretary General was also consulted.
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However, Visoi ward MCA, Gitau Kamau who is pushing for the reinstatement of George Mwaura, said that the Speaker was partisan on the issue.
Kamau accused Kihika of going against the wish of TNA party and said they will not relent in fighting for Mwaura's reinstatement.
“The Speaker was very partisan when she was addressing the members but we are not going to be scared away because as TNA members, we want Mwaura back as the Leader of Majority,” he said outside Nakuru assembly chambers.
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