CS Matiangi orders disarmament of Nairobi County Assembly staff

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has ordered the immediate disarmament of staff at the Nairobi County Assembly just hours after violent altercations at the assembly left an MCA nursing injuries.

He disclosed that so far 14 firearms have been confiscated by the government.

Speaking during the launch a book documenting Kenya’s journey in police reforms authored by former inspector general of police Joseph Boinett, Matiang’i at the same time condemned violence meted on the public by police officers.

He also criticised the incessant fighting between members of the Nairobi County Assembly has become a nuisance noting that drastic measures need be taken to end the insanity at the county assembly.

 

In what he termed as a candid conversation the CS disclosed that he will be presenting the matter before the National Security Advisory Committee to seek advice on how to deal with the manace once and for all.

 

According to Dr. Matiang’i the government cannot continue using a large contingency of Police officers to man the county assembly when other Nairobi residents need their services too.

 

This comes a day after the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji directed Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) police to carry out thorough investigations into the matter and forward resultant file to his Office for appropriate direction.

Mlango Kubwa MCA Patricia Mutheu was clobbered by police during chaos that erupted at City Hall that started when a section of MCAs attempted to serve Speaker Beatrice Elachi with an impeachment notice.

Over 80 MCAs had signed the impeachment notice accusing speaker Elachi of among others abuse of office and divisive leadership.

They also wanted to serve Elachi with a court order suspending the appointment of Edward Gichana as the clerk of the Assembly.

Viral photos showed four police officers flogging the MCA.

 

  

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