Kenya: Bring on the Impeachment, Pro-Elachi MCAs Dare Rivals

Nairobi MCAs allied to Speaker Beatrice Elachi have vowed to block an impending censure motion against the speaker.

This even as the ward representatives hit out at Governor Mike Sonko accusing him of being behind the chaos witnessed at the city assembly on Tuesday.

The county legislators made it clear that they will not relent in their support for Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS).

Kayole Central MCA Jeremiah Karani said they will block any impeachment motion against Elachi defending the former nominated senator against allegations levelled against her by the pro-Sonko faction.

He dismissed as frivolous the grounds put forward by their rivals for removal of the Speaker from office, saying “Ms Elachi is here to stay”.


“We are 75 MCAs that support Elachi, leave alone those that claim to have collected 59 signatures to impeach her. Elachi is going nowhere. She had initially been impeached but was reinstated by the courts and also obtained an order prohibiting her second ouster,” said Mr Karani.

The push for Elachi’s ouster has gained momentum with 59 MCAs already appending their signatures on her impeachment motion, way above the threshold of 42 signatures needed to table a notice of motion before the assembly.

The Speaker is facing accusations of abuse of office, illegal appointment of a new assembly clerk, corruption, poor leadership, victimization of MCAs and assembly staff, impunity, disregard of the law and county orders, and militarization of the assembly.