Kajiado CEC Member for Finance and Economic Planning Alais Kisota has challenged the County Assembly to address several issues before he can appear before them.
In a bold letter to the Assembly, Kisota, who is facing a probe by MCAs for his removal from office, raises pertinent legal issues pertaining the legitimacy of his summons and falls short of challenging the Assembly to rise to the occasion and critically look at petitions before dragging members of the Executive to face them.
Apart from almost challenging the Assembly for accepting a “frivolous petition” that is “a copy and paste of the one facing Governor Joseph Ole Lenku”, in a different Assembly Committee, Kisota says the petition fails to attain the required threshold as it “even quotes wrong provisions of the law.”
The highly legalistic letter by Kisota to Assembly Clerk Leboo Saisa says, “This Assembly is setting a bad precedence by flouting every law including its own Standing Orders in considering these defective petitions.”
The CEC Member faults the Assembly over “faulty and grossly deficient petition”, and gives the minimum demands for him to appear.
From the onset, he says the documents he received from the Assembly are “a bunch of uncertified photocopies”.
He goes ahead to demand from the Assembly “all the documentary evidence” produced by the petitioner, Musa Naini.
He also demands a copy of the Hansard proceedings at the time Petitioner Naini appeared before the Assembly committee.
Kisota challenges MCAs over “irregularities and illegalities” in Naini petition.
He goes ahead to “advise” the Assembly that it has “a cardinal responsibility to guide the petitioner in preparing the petition.”
He adds, “Otherwise Naini’s petitions are faulty and hearing them is a charade…..”
The letter faults the Assembly for failing to even notice that the petitioner had quoted a section of the law that is for the “removal of a Governor and not the CEC Member.”
” It shouldn’t have reached this level….” he scolds the Assembly.