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Kisii speaker impeachment flops as MCAs tore votes.

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Kisii county Assembly speaker David Kombo walking a round Kisii county Officers On Tuesday . [Photo Brighton Makori]

By Brighton Makori .

Kisii 01 Dec 2020………….The Motion to impeach Kisii County Assembly Speaker, David Kombo has ended in disarray after several members of the Assembly against him disrupted counting of votes.

Speaking to the media on Tuesday Acting Speaker Samwel Onuko ( Boochi Borabu Ward MCA ) said that after the process failed and tallying being disrupted he will seek legal advice on the next course of action.

He noted that the voting went smoothly until counting time when some members tore the votes making the process stand still .

The Motion which was tabled by Bogiakumu Ward Representative, Ismael Matundura now might take another way round after sparking bitter exchanges between pro and anti- Kombo members of the County Assembly was heard after the voting did not end successfully.

In his party Minority Leader, James Ondari accused his colleagues who want Kombo Impeached by saying that the Members of the Assembly had failed to fight for the insurance cover for their constituents, terming them selfish.

My people are suffering because we always lost a lot of time fighting for our selfish interest instead of focusing on ensuring that our sub county hospitals have adequate oxygen to help patients especially in this time of Covid 19 or other development projects have done in our ward ,” Ondari said.

The Minority leader added that in last year he table a Motion on national Hospital Insurance Fund ( NHIF) cover for residents but no MCA had followed it up but when it comes matters concerning them they always want to debate.

He stressed the MCAs were not elected to the Assembly to enrich themselves and urged them to focus on matters which will uplift lives of poor people.

In the Motion, Matundura had alleged the Speaker, who is the Assembly Service Board chairman, was incompetent and had intentionally misinterpreted and flouted Standing Orders.

 He claimed the Speaker had failed to prepare and table before the House Reports of the Assembly’s operations for 2017,19 and 19 contrary to section 36 and 37 County Assembly Services Act 2017.

His Gesusu colleague, Benson Ongeri said the assembly had not paid Group insurance cover for the MCAs and termed it a violation of the constitution.