Is Sonko Behind Elachi’s Woes? He has allegedly Rewarded MCAs with Mombasa Retreat

Nairobi MCAs have gone to Mombasa for a retreat, with rumors swirling around about its objective.

There have been reports that the MCAs will be meeting Governor Mike Sonko ‘after a job well done’ even as normalcy returned to City Hall following the chaos that preceded the ejection of Speaker Beatrice Elachi from office on Monday.

Labour Court has since extended conservatory orders it issued against Speaker Elachi’s impeachment until the petition she filed against her removal from office is heard on Friday.

However, Majority leader Abdi Guyo has laughed off the claims, saying all MCAs will be in the coastal city for a four-day retreat aimed at discussing business that will be transacted in the House when members return from the long recess.

Mr Guyo said Governor Sonko had nothing to do with Ms Elachi’s ouster.

“Are we supposed to stop operating because we have impeached the Speaker? The retreat was scheduled long before the latest happenings and the Speaker knew about it. The assembly will still operate regardless of what is happening,” said Mr Guyo yesterday.

He said on Thursday last week, the governor was a subject of discussion in the House, with members expressing their reservations about several issues about the running of the county.

“It is therefore not right for the Speaker to blame her woes on the governor. I do not see where he comes in. Members also have reservations about the governor, so how can it be possible that the same governor used members to oust the Speaker?” Mr Guyo posed.

The governor’s director of communication Elkana Jacob said he was not aware of any meeting between the MCAs and the governor in Mombasa or anywhere else.

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