BY SHADRACK NYAKOE
Chaos, fist fights and name calling are expected at the Nairobi City County Assembly once the Assembly resumes sitings in June.
The public has been spared the drama due to the Covid -19 pandemic after the Assembly went into a long recess.
This is after Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju insisted on Twitter that Changes made in the Jubilee side are valid.
However, Speaker Beatrice Elachi said last month that the purported changes made by the Jubilee Party in the leadership of Nairobi City County Assembly will not be effected.
Elachi said she has not received official communication from the Party.
Since last year in October following the return of Elachi after she had ben bundled out by irate MCAs, the Jubilee side has been wrangling.
The wrangles led to the ouster of Majority leader Abdi Guyo on November 11, 2019.
A letter written by Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju dated April 16 says the party consulted on the matter before arriving at the decision to effect the changes.
In the changes, Matopeni MCA Abdi Guyo was reappointed as the majority leader and deputized by Dandora II MCA Peter Wanyoike.
Guyo fell out with Sonko last year.
Long serving Councilor and now Mihang’o MCA Paul Kados has been appointed as the Majority Whip and deputized by South B MCA Waithera Chege.
Dandora III MCA Charles Thuo has been replaced as Majority Leader.
He was deputized by Ziwani MCA Millicent Mugadi.
Others ousted are nominated MCA June Ndegwa who served as the Majority Whip and her deputy California Ward Rep Hassan Abdikadir.
However, several MCAs have poked holes in the letter.
Instead of addressing the letter to Elachi, the letter has been addressed to Mihango MCA Paul Kados who is the majority whip designate.
Governor Sonko, Speaker Elachi and the Clerk of the County Assembly are also copied.
“The changes remain effective on Social Media. We as the Assembly haven’t received the letter from the Party and we cannot act,” said a Clerk Assistant at City Hall.
Guyo and his camp told Hot News they are ready to “wrestle Power” from the Thuo led faction. The Thuo camp said it is also strategizing on how to “repulse the enemy”.
Thuo told Hot News there is no leadership crisis at the Assembly.
The changes have divided both Jubilee and Cord MCAs.
“The purported letter for leadership changes has not reached the house. The current leadership is efficient and validly in office,” Thuo said.
Guyo said the letter will be read once the house resumes in June from the long recess accelerated by Covid-19.