Senate to investigate disruption of Nyandarua County Assembly sittings

The Senate Devolution Committee will convene tomorrow to consider a request for intervention by Nyandarua County Speaker Wahome Ndegwa.

This after the Speaker wrote to the Senate early this year to protest against what he termed as threats to devolution through abuse of power by the Nyandarua security team.

The Speaker accuses County Commissioner Benson Leparmorijo as well as officers commanding Olkalou police division and station of perpetrating and abetting actions that are in contravention of the constitution and the County Government Act.

Wahome claims that in January this year, the County Commissioner aided the wanton destruction of the County Assembly property by a group of MCAs and unknown thugs in an attempt to conduct an impeachment motion against the Speaker.

In his letter, The Speaker claims that under the watch of the County Commissioner and other officers, Government vehicles were used to ferry goons, crude weapons, a fake mace into the precincts of the County Assembly for the illegal sitting.

He further accuses the County Commissioner, his Deputy as well a section of senior police officers of disrupting a sitting scheduled for 12th January 2021 by breaking doors, windows and throwing tear gas canisters into the County Assembly chambers.

Wahome told the Senate that the police assulted MCAs who were carrying out their mandate and the County Commissioner went ahead to close the Assembly under unknown authority.

He says the actions and threats amounts to intimidation and wants the Senate to investigate the conduct of the County Commissioner as well as other officers involved, saying the sanctity of the County Assembly must be restored and officers under the executive arm of the Government urged to keep away from House business.


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