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Anti-graft body to grill MCAs who fought in the County Assembly

By LILIAN MUTAVI November 3rd, 2016 1 min read

Nairobi County Assembly deputy speaker Ken Ngondi and 12 other Members of the County Assembly have been summoned by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) following a scuffle that took place during the impeachment of Governor Evans Kidero.

A session during which a motion to impeach Dr Kidero was to be tabled degenerated into a free for all scuffle among some of the MCAs.

In a letter dated November 1, 2016, the commission has asked the MCAs to appear on different dates between the September 4, to November 10th,2016 to investigate their conduct at the chambers.

“The commission would like you to shed light on the matter and record a statement regarding the same. Take notice that failure to adhere to this notice will attract penal consequences,” reads the letter from EACC.

The group will be investigated by EACC officers Derrick Kaisha and Jackson Agai in a bid to receive and record their statements.


On the said day MCAs engaged in a fist fight shortly after Viwandani MCA Samwel Nyang’wara stood to table the motion that he sponsored to oust Dr Kidero.

Dandora Phase 4 ward representative Dan Oria, who rose and grabbed the paper containing the motion from Nyang’wara before punching him, will appear before the EACC on November 7, 2016 at 9.00am.

Others to appear before EACC on the same day with Mr Oria include Alexina Likono Moddy (Nominated) and Elizabeth Akinyi Manyala (Kayole South).

On November 8, 2016 Joyce Bocha Nabwire (Nominated), Florence Achieng Athembo (Nominated) and Catherine Apiya Okoth (Nominated) will be grilled.

Those who will appear before the EACC on September 10 are Peter Owera Oluoch (Huruma), Wilfred Oluoch Odalo (Mabatini) and Maurice Gari Otieno (Nairobi West).

However, it is not clear if the mentioned MCAs will also be investigated for causing chaos on October 4, 2016 when the motion was later passed amid chaos.