Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has finally gazette the first sitting of the Nairobi County Assembly.
This means that Nairobi MCAs will be sworn into office next week on Thursday.
“Notice is given to the general public and all elected and nominated Members of the County Assembly of Nairobi city that pursuant to Section 7(b) of the County Governments Amendment Act 2020 and standing order 4(1) of Nairobi City county Assembly orders, I Sakaja Aurthur Johnson Governor of the County Government of Nairobi appoint that the first sitting of the third Assembly shall be held at the assembly Chambers on Thursday 29, September 2022at 9:00 am,” the Gazette notice stated.
A section of the MCAs had previously protested the delay to gazette the first sitting by the governor.
The MCAs read politics in the matter and have asked for prompt response before calling for demonstrations.
“We cannot 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.