The drama continued at the Nyamira County Assembly Thursday afternoon after MCAs protested change of the House’s business as allegations of swindling and extortion came rife on the floor of the House.
Some of the protesting MCAs were armed with whistles which enhanced the ensuing pandemonium that featured the singing of circumcision songs forbidden by Abagusii Culture.
The leaders from across the divide joined hands to protest what they termed a scheme to frustrate Governor Amos Nyaribo over the nomination of an Executive Member.
According to the enraged Ward Reps, Led by Nyamaiya MCA Laban Masira, Callen Atuya (Bokeira) and Eznah Mokua (Nominated) said that some leaders had allegedly extorted monies from a nominee who wanted to be approved by them as the Executive for Environment and that they wanted to forcefully endorse him against the will of the governor and other representatives who wanted another person appointed.
The shouting MCAs wondered why they had been unable to conduct the house business throughout the day despite them attending the sessions.
The MCAs shouted as they turned the House that was awaiting the entry of Speaker Moffat Teya for the afternoon business into a market business.
There have been more questions than answers over the name of the nominee after his name was omitted from the list of five CECMs who were vetted in March and who had been approved and even sworn into office by Governor Amos Nyaribo.
The protests started after the Assembly leadership altered the House business order paper which had a report that was bearing the name of the nominee.
The House Business Committee later introduced another Order Paper that had no business.
It forced Deputy Speaker Robinson Mocheche(Bonyamatuta Ward) to take over the temporal reign as a speaker to adjourn the Assembly.
When contacted over the developments, Speaker Teya said the change of the Order Paper was called for after it emerged what was in the day’s business was not ready.
“There were two reports that were to be presented but because they were not ready, we had to change the Order Paper,” the Speaker said.
He further said he was striving to unite the House and that the differences that were being witnessed were normal.
by Francis Orina