Babadogo ward MCA Geoffrey Odhiambo Majiwa has been elected the new Deputy Speaker Nairobi County Assembly.
Majiwa was declared the winner by Speaker Benson Mutura after noting that no one else returned the form to vie for the post.
Ngei MCA Redson Otieno took the election form but did return it with sources saying he was persuaded by ODM minority whip Peter Imwatok to drop it.
‘‘Two members Redson Otieno Onyango and Geoffrey Odhiambo Majiwa took the forms at the Clerk’s office however Redson did not return his form. I hereby declare Hon. Geoffrey Odhiambo Majiwa as duly elected Deputy Speaker.’’ Mutura stated.
Waithaka MCA Antony Kiragu however criticised Majiwa faulting his previous leadership at the assembly leadership.
According to Kiragu the candidates were not given enough time to submit their forms and also to be interrogated.
‘‘Our standing orders stipulate that candidates have 48 hours to submit their election forms but in this particular case it was not done. Another thing we were not given enough time to interrogate candidates like Majiwa who initially had corruption cases,’’ Kiragu said.
Majiwa has promised to serve with maturity and transparency.