Nairobi Assembly Majority Leader Abdi Guyo has recorded a statement with the DCI alleging he fears for his life following the chaos that rocked the assembly last week upon Speaker Beatrice Elachi’s return. This is as Jubilee MCAs softened their hardline stance of not working with Elachi albeit with certain conditions.
Addressing the media at the DCI headquarters along Kiambu road yesterday, Guyo claimed unknown people had been tracking his car and monitoring his movements.
The Matopeni ward MCA also played a recording where an MP confessed that Guyo’s movements are monitored and that he gets feedback on his whereabouts.
“I have been receiving calls and messages from unknown numbers threatening me that if I do not stop fighting the Governor they will execute me. If you carefully listen to the audio, you will also get that the happenings of last week were planned, “ stated Guyo.
He was accompanied by Mowlem MCA Benson Mwangi and Pangani MCA Peter Wahinya at the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters yesterday.
In the audio in possession of The Standard, the MP is also heard detailing an unsuccessful dispute resolution meeting between a section of the MCAs, Guyo and Elachi.
“Amekwisha Kabisa sasa (he is completely finished now),”says the MP in reference to Guyo.
He claimed video evidence showed that the same people that attacked businessman Timothy Muriuki last year were sighted breaking up furniture and beating up MCAs.
“I am calling on the government to take action on this goon and their masters so we can ensure that assembly business resumes,” stated Guyo.
At the same time, Jubilee MCAs have agreed to work with Elachi if the Jubilee party intervened and resolved their dispute amicably.
They also welcomed the party dispute resolution meeting slated for tomorrow, saying it was about time the party acted.
The leaders accused Elachi of micro-managing the assembly and urged her to focus on her roles as the speaker.
“We have no issue with Elachi. We just want her to change her style of management and treat everyone else at the assembly with respect by not encroaching on their mandates,” said Guyo.
More drama is however expected today after the MCAs vowed to defy Elachi on her order to suspend the Assembly until the end of October. In a gazette notice seen by The Standard, Elachi adjourned house sittings until the 29th of this month to allow for political temperatures to cool down and for the Jubilee party to chart a way forward.
But the MCAs maintain that they only recognise Chege Mwaura as the acting speaker and said they would continue with plenary sittings.
Jubilee Party County Assembly Majority Chief Whip Chege Waithera yesterday told The Standard that plenary sittings would resume on Today, dismissing the suspension issued by Elachi last week as unprocedural.
Last week, a standoff erupted at the assembly precincts after Elachi forcefully made her way back into the assembly as the speaker citing a court order that had reinstated her following her impeachment in September last year.
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