Petition to impeach Mombasa majority leader halts as drama ensues at the...

Petition to impeach Mombasa majority leader halts as drama ensues at the assembly

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MCAs disrupting the house session In May 2016 . A section of the MCAs called for the speaker to resign. PHOTO: FILE.

Mombasa, KENYA: Mombasa County assembly session was interrupted on Thursday afternoon after a section of MCAs walked out,protesting against the speaker Thadius Rajwayi accusing him of being biased.

They also said that he was a hurdle in the impeachment of majority leader Abdalla Kasagamba.

Kasagamba’s decision to name committee members in the assembly was opposed by the representatives, who claim that most of the members were ODM rebels and are against Governor Hassan Ali Joho.

“The speaker has received communication from the party and the members have endorsed their signatures having no faith with the majority leader but he did not want to communicate it to the assembly,” Old Town representative Murfad Abdallah said.

On his side Kasagamba denied having got any information about his impeachment.

“I have not gotten any information as the leader of majority also the speaker has confirmed,if the laws are followed there will be no trouble,”said Kasangamba.

There was much protest from rival groups one led by Kasagamba and the other by chief whip Omar Meti, as nominated MCA Fatma Kushe tore Kasagamba’s papers as he was delivering a speech.

Meti’s group left the assembly as the majority leader was reading the committee names.

There was confrontation before the session between Meti and Kasagamba when Mtongwe ward representative sat on the majority leader’s seat which indicated that he was to replace Kasagamba.

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This is not the first time that drama has ensued in the county assembly; early May this year the assembly members disrupted the house session over a mace.