Nairobi MCAs Read Malice Over Delayed Gazettement By Sakaja
Nairobi MCAs elect are demanding an explanation of why, Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja is yet to gazette the first sitting of the Assembly.
The MCAs reads politics in the matter and have asked for prompt response before calling for demonstrations.
“We can not do our oversight role, representation and legislation because we have not taken oath …this is now too much and Governor Sakaja must come out and tell us why he is taking too long to have the first sitting gazette.” Gatina MCA Kennedy Swaka told the media.
Korogocho MCA Abisalom Odhiambo alias Matach on the other hand asked Sakaja not to mix his constitutional duties with politics.
“We know very well that he is busy with this speaker position but what we want to remind him is that we have been elected and we want to discharge our duties .” Matach said.
The County Government Amendments Act 2020 states that the County Assembly will only be fully constituted with the presence of special elect members.
After the gazettement of the nominated MCAs the governor will then gazette the date for the first sitting.
“Whenever a new county assembly is elected, the governor by notice in the gazette shall appoint (a) the place of sitting within the county as set out in the third schedule..(b) the date of the first sitting,’’ it states.
According to Kilimani MCA Moses Ogeto, they are questioning why the governor has taken too long to gazette their sitting yet other counties have done so.
“Let me hope that it is not by design time is not on our side the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission took a lot of time to gazette the names of the nominated MCAs we are now seeing the same with governor Sakaja. We can’t represent our people the elected members have no business with nominations,” Ogeto told Ghetto Radio News.