Journalists attacked, ejected from Nyandarua County Assembly


The attack was allegedly ordered by Assembly Speaker Wahome Ndegwa

Several journalists were Wednesday morning attacked and ejected from the Nyandarua County Assembly chamber by the police.

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The attack was allegedly ordered by Assembly Speaker Wahome Ndegwa who had been barred from accessing the chamber by members of the County Assembly.

Among those attacked was Royal Media Services reporter Patrice Simbili who sustained head injuries during the incident.

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The first victim was Radio Africa Group reporter Ndichu Wainaina whose press card was confiscated at the assembly gate.

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The MCA’s had barred the speaker from accessing the chamber after he refused to recognise new house leaders after they ousted Majority leader Kamau Gathungu and deputy majority leader Ken Mukira earlier last month.

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The Speaker had refused to recognise North Kinangop MCA Edinald King’ori as the new majority leader and Kiriita ward MCA Justus Gaita as deputy majority leader saying their election was illegal.

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The assembly has 39 members and 25 of them wanted Ndegwa to recognize the new house leaders.

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