Azimio is the majority party, Nairobi County speaker rules
The Nairobi Assembly Speaker Kennedy Ngondi has declared Azimio One Kenya coalition as the majority political outfit in the County.
In his ruling on Wednesday, Ngondi explained that his decision was well guided by the County Assembly Standing Orders No. 22, and 53 which state how the majority leader is determined.
The ruling settles the confusion that has been in place for a week now, after the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) secretary Veronica Maina insisted her party is the Majority in the County.
The governor officiated the first opening session that was attended by MCAs, as well as the Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna.
Thus, Jateso Peter Imwatok is the Majority Leader, deputized by John Ndile Musila, while Moses Ogeto is the Majority Party Whip, deputized by Stadzo Omung’ala.
He also said Anthony Kiragu will serve as the Minorty Party Leader, deputized by Waithera Chege. Mark Ronald is the Minority Whip.
Earlier, Nairobi County Governor Johnson Sakaja opened the Assembly.
In his speech, the governor said he will work closely with the Assembly leadership to fulfil his promises to the people of Nairobi.
The governor said that his plan of feeding the school-going children within the county is on course.
“We are thus rolling out a programme to construct central kitchens in every sub-county where food will be cooked and distributed to nearby schools,” Sakaja said.
He said his administration is working to ensure garbage collection gets needed attention as part of making the county a clean city of order.