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Drama as Nyeri MCAs fight over Governor’s impeachment, journalists attacked

23 August 2016, 20:37 Joseph Njung’eh

Nyeri - There was drama Tuesday afternoon at Nyeri County Assembly as Ward Reps engaged into a fist exchanged over a motion to impeach Governor Nderitu Gachagua.

Two female journalists were also attacked and harassed during the afternoon brawl.

Chinga Member of the County Assembly (MCA) Paul Ngiria sustained minor injuries on the head and chest and his shirt ripped off by his colleagues.

He reported that he was attacked by his counterparts for being against the impeachment motion and being leader of a ring of nine MCAs allied to Governor Nderitu Gachagua.

“My attackers are old men at the age of my father. It was an embarrassment,” said Ngiria.

He threatened at taking a legal action against the attackers whom he identified as Jesse Kamuri (Wamagana ward), Wachira Waruru (Aguthi Gaaki Ward), Njoroge Githaiga (Rugi Ward), Stephen Mwaniki (Dedan Kimathi Ward) and nominated MCA Jacinta Warui.

A notice to impeach the County boss over alleged misappropriation of funds and abuse of office was to be filed Tuesday afternoon before the scuffle.

Ngiria was attacked outside the assembly chambers from his back.

“I was attacked just because of being smart than them. They should table the motion and we compete on reasoning inside the chambers,” he stated.

He alleged that the Speaker, David Mugo is responsible for the fighting adding that he was removed from all House Committees under the Speaker’s watch.

Following the development, Mukurweini West MCA Bernard Mubea said the Ward Reps allied to the governor are fearing for their lives and needed security.

News reporters including Grace Gitau of Nation Media Group and Lydia Nyawira of Standard group were harassed and also attacked by Mukurwe-ini Central Ward MCA Hudson Gicheru Chege for taking photos of the brawl.

The said MCAs also threatened to damage the camera and assault the said journalists.

Efforts of getting his comments were futile as he locked himself up in his office at the Assembly precincts.


- MyNews24

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