Court Extends Orders Suspending Nairobi County Speaker’s Impeachment

by Mahakamani News
Nairobi County Speaker Beatrice Elachi

Employment and Labour relations court has extended orders suspending impeachment of Nairobi County Speaker Beatrice Elachi pending hearing and determination challenging her impeachment.

This Nairobi County  Assembly sought review of the conservatory order issued in favor of embattled speaker Beatrice Elachi.

The  county through lawyer Professor Tom Ojienda, told the  court that  there was no proper petition before  under  which issued the order  barring her impeachment.

He  said  given  that the applicant did  not follow proper procedure in filing a case against her impeachment, the order so issued ought to be vacated.

“Elachi removal was caused by 102  MCAs against two  who voted  in her support, the assembly members have expressed their disatification  and approved allegations leveled against her” the lawyer said.

Prof Ojienda told Justice  Stephen Radido, that the  application before the court is not merited since the applicant Elachi  did not even swear the affidavit in support of notice of motion

The affidavit is sworn by  her personal assistant who is an employee of the county e stopped from engaging  in matters touching  on  politics.

On Friday, court barred the assembly from debating Elachi removal from the office as Nairobi City County Speaker.

The court further restrained Nairobi City County Assembly and Nairobi City County Public Service Board from interfering with speakers execution of her office duties as speaker.

Elachi moved to court through lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui seeking to stop members of Nairobi City County Assembly from removing her as Nairobi County Speaker.

On Monday, the besieged Speaker turned up for work following a court order but was ejected during confrontation in which police had to lob teargas to restore order at City Hall.

Elachi is accused of contravening the County Assembly Powers and Privileges Act,2017 when she unilaterally allowed police officers not attached to the Assembly to arrest several staff without consulting the board.

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