Chaos rock Mombasa County Assembly for the second day running
12 May 2016, 11:29
Mombasa - Chaos rocked the Mombasa County assembly for the second day running on Wednesday after member of the assembly demanded a new mace for the Speaker of the assembly before any sittings could commence.
The chaos erupted at around 2:30 pm after Old town Ward representative Murfadh Abdallah Amour demanded the assembly orderlies to present before the assembly the mace which was destroyed on Tuesday after the assembly members engaged in physical fight over a motion to ouster the Speaker of the assembly Thadius Rajwayi.
The chaos went down simultaneously both inside and outside the County assembly building as the County askaris tried to bar journalists from accessing the County assembly chambers.
The journalists however forced their way in but not without bruises from the County askaris who used excessive force to block them from accessing the assembly chambers which had already turned into a wrestling arena.
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“It is very shameful for the County askaris to block media personalities who are only accessing public offices to also inform the public on what is going on within the assembly; kindly respect the media,” said an angry Murfadh.
During the chaos, the Speaker also lost his temper and slapped another County assembly Member, Omar Meti who a nominated member of the County assembly.
Murfadh said they were fighting because the Speaker wanted to invoke other businesses during the opening of the house which according to the Members is against the laws of the house.
“The speaker should adhere to the laws of this house before we carry on with the assembly sittings of else we will be fighting until the house is called to order,” reiterated the Old town ward representative.
Murfadh insisted that the security and county assembly clerks came to the assembly with a designed piece of timber that resembles the mace which Members also wanted to break.
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