Nairobi Speaker, MCAs Clash Over Who To Hold Clerk’s Office

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Leadership wrangles have once again rocked the Nairobi County Assembly over the lucrative position of the County Assembly’s clerk following the decision by county Assembly Speaker Ben Mutura to drop current acting clerk Pauline Akuku.

In a letter delivered to Pauline yesterday speaker wants her out citing the decision by the County Assembly Service Board.

“The termination of your acting appointment in the office of the Clerk County Assembly is effective 18th November, 2020…please resume your duties in the office of the Deputy Clerk Administration,” read the letter in part.
But in a quick rejoinder Minority Whip Peter Imwatok has fired his salvo towards Mutura accusing him of not following the law.

He says that Pauline’s appointment was in regard to a court decree which stated that the deputy clerk takes over the office of the clerk until issues revolving around the office are resolved.

“The only person Pauline should handover to is the substantive clerk who we approved in the county Assembly according to the law ..and that is Mr. Edward Gichana not Adah Onyango who was in interdiction….let the law prevail,” he said.

Same were echoed by Kilimani MCA Moses Ogeto who asked Mutura to adhere to the court ruling.

“On 5th Nov I requested for a statement from the speaker, he is not obeying court orders because up to this moment he has noted responded,” he added.

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