A Section of Pro-Elachi MCAs led by Nominated MCA June Ndegwa at Past Press Conference
The old adage, “When it rains it pours”, surely comes to mind when one considers the series of misfortunes that have befallen the embattled Former Nairobi County Speaker Beatrice Elachi and her close associates.
Only a fortnight ago MCAs associated with Elachi stood at the steps of KICC and declared they needed only 48 hours to make Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko persona non-grata in the City.
The MCAs, led by Minority Whip Peter Imwatok didn’t expect tables to turn against them any time soon. But in a matter of days, ODM MCAs defied Imwatok as Whip and appended their signatures to remove Speaker Beatrice Elachi.
Attempts by ODM Chairman John Mbadi to whip the ODM MCAs were met by protests from ODM Nairobi Chairman Hon George Aladwa. Aladwa, who is also the Makadara MP, dismissed the summonses, urging the MCAs to ignore the letters.
Then Speaker Beatrice Elachi resigned on Tuesday and the 7 Jubilee MCAs allied to him were summoned to face Jubilee Party Disciplinary Committee by the party’s National Chairman in a letter copied to the Secretary General Raphael Tuju.
The 7 MCAs include the Deputy Speaker John Kamangu Nyumu (Ruai), Milicent Mugandi (Ziwani), Jeremiah Karani (Kayole Central Ward) as well as June Ndengwa, Joyce Kamau, Susan Makungu and Margaret Mbote (nominated MCAs).
The turn of events came as a shock and insiders say it is partly the reason behind Beatrice Elachi’s resignation after realizing the Jubilee Party had withdrawn its confidence in her.
Nairobi MCAs we spoke to confirmed that they will be impeaching Deputy Speaker John Kamangu who is associated with the land grabbing of Ruai Sewerage land noting that having her at the chair is the same as having Elachi by proxy.