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Nakuru Speaker faces impeachment over 'irregular hiring of staff'

Pristone Mambili
Nakuru County Assembly Speaker Eng. Joel Maina Kairo. [Photo/NCA]

Nakuru County Assembly Speaker Joel Maina Kairu is in hot soup after a notice of  motion to impeach him was presented to the assembly clerk Tuesday afternoon.

The motion spearheaded by Biashara ward MCA Njoroge Nyaguthii and his Mosop ward counterpart Daniel Mutai has so far seen 60 MCAs out of 78 appending their signatures.

Sources said Kairu has been trying to convene a dialogue meeting with the MCAs but it has not succeeded.

A Kamukunji convened by the Speaker on Monday flopped after a majority of the MCAs went for a retreat in Nyahururu to lay a strategy to impeach the former CEC for roads in Kinuthia Mbugua’s administration.

Some of the accusations leveled against the speaker include abuse of office ( irregular hiring of staff through the county assembly public service board) and failure to approve trips for the MCAs.

Mutai said that they will not give in to calls for dialogue as they have already made up their mind to impeach the speaker.

Majority Leader Stanley Karanja said they have reached the elastic limit when it comes to actions of the Speaker.

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