Kisii County Assembly Members will have to repeat the voting exercise on their Speaker’s impeachment motion that was tabled before the Assembly a week ago.
The exercise was disrupted on Tuesday afternoon in a near fistfight incident that saw the destruction of some ballot papers.
Last week the embattled speaker David Kombo had told the media that he could not in any way interfere with the impeachment motion.
Samuel Onukho, the Assembly’s temporary Speaker said there were several fake ballot papers used in today’s exercise.
“I want to confirm that we noticed some members used ballot papers that I had not signed. I had appended my signature all the ballot papers that were to be used today but unfortunately, some members sneaked in fake ones to disrupt what could have been a peaceful exercise.”
Kombo’s impeachment comes at a time Kisii MCAs have been accused of having sought for handouts to vote in favour of the speaker. They are accused of having spent part of the weekend in one of the Hotels in Luo Nyanza.
The impeachment motion to the Country Assembly Public Service Board’s failure to remit funds to cater for Members Life Group Insurance Cover and Accident Benefits.
The death of Kiamokama Ward Kennedy Mainya is said to have angered the MCAs after they learnt the Sh 4.5 million for the year 2019/20 had been paid to the insurer.
Kombo chairs the board includes the Assembly Clerk, two MCAs and two other members of the public. Already two of the MCAs sitting in the board have been recalled though the matter has since moved to court.
By Frank Akunga