Mandera leaders vow to take legal action on AG Muigai over People’s Assembly statement

The Mandera leaders led by county speaker Muhammed Adankhalif. PHOTO: MICHAEL MBUGUA.

Nairobi, KENYA: Leaders from Mandera county have vowed to take legal action against the office of the Attorney General if it fails to withdraw and apologize on the allegations that the county is among the 15 counties that passed the People’s Assembly motion.

The county refuted the allegation on the basis that the state law office which is supposed to be the beacon of truth and justice took unwarranted legal action against the county assembly on a matter whose validity and authenticity is questionable.

Mandera County Assembly Speaker Muhammed Adankhalif on Wednesday said that at no time has the county transacted and passed any motion relating to People’s Assembly.

“Mandera county had adjourned for the December recess on Thursday,7th December 2017 as per the approved assembly calendar which was published in the print media and guided by our standing orders. These are mere allegations which are untrue.” Said Khalif.

The report filed by Mr. Charles Mutinda the Deputy Chief council at the office of Attorney General, alleges that on 9th December 2019, Mandera county assembly discussed and passed a motion on People’s Assembly.

“Mr. Charles Mutinda is misleading the courts and the general public of the Republic of Kenya on Mandera county position with respect to the alleged bill on the so-called People’s Assembly even after having an opportunity to inquire the same from Mandera county Assemble.” He said.

In a case filed under a certificate of urgency, Prof. Githu Muigai stated that the 15 Peoples’ Assemblies currently established are illegal.

Some of the counties that have already passed the bill include; Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Kitui, Machakos, Makueni, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Busia, Siaya, Kisumu, Homabay and Migori counties.

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