MCAs in Nairobi county assembly threw punches on Thursday after one of them proposed a motion to impeach Governor Evans Kidero.
The Assembly erupted shortly after Viwandani MCA Samwel Nyang’wara tabled the motion in which he sponsored.
Dandora phase 4 ward representative Dan Oria was the first to react by grabbing the paper containing the motion from Nyang’wara before punching him.
The two MCAs exchanged blows before others joined in the fight.
MCA Samwel Nyang’wara of the Cord party was shoved around by members of his own party in which Governor Evans Kidero also belongs.
The ordeal carried on for about 15 minutes as the MCAs who were not throwing punches were singing songs of praise for Kidero as they poured water on Nyang’wara.
The MCAs accused Mr Nyang’wara of betraying his coalition as they urged him to defect to another party.
The deputy speaker adjourned proceedings indefinitely as the sergeant-at-arms and his men tried to intervene.
The motion to impeach Governor Kidero was earlier approved by speaker Alex Magelo who was away. More than 56 Cord and Jubilee MCAs signed the petition to remove the governor.
Nyang’wara is accusing the Governor of misappropriation of funds. He said Kidero had violated the constitution since they joined the assembly and also failed to make use of the Ward Development Fund.
”We have been passing budgets but have not seen anything happening in our wards. There are no tangible projects.”
Kidero has faced impeachment twice in the assembly and survived. It will take two thirds of the 127 members of the county assembly to remove the Governor from office.
Nyang’wara, speaking outside the chambers, said his phone and KSh 5000 was stolen from him while he was being beaten. He however vows to table the motion before the county assembly next Tuesday because it is still valid.
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