There was drama at the City hall as MCA’s stormed in to forcefully eject Speaker Elachi from her office. Speaker Beatrice Elachi had last week been impeached but on Monday reported to work following the Labour Court decision to stop her removal.
She was holding an interview at that time. Drama began when the ward representatives together with their supporters found their way into Elachi’s office. Although the Speaker tried to remain calm, her employees were in a panic of what was going on.
Police were forced to lob teargas in the air to disperse the building. The MCA’s called for the Speaker to respect their decisions and leave the assembly as they shouted “Elachi must go.”
Speaking during the drama was majority leader Abdi Guyo who said that there is no going back and that the seat of speaker is officially vacant.
Before the drama began, the MCA’s were addressing the media outside City Hall before they moved inside the building.
Speaker Elachi tried to calm them down but the angry MCA’s insisted that they will not leave unless she vacates the office.
One of the MCA’s had to be intervened by speaker Elachi’s personal assistant James Mwangi when she banged the table.
The standoff lasted for about two hours forcing Ms. Elachi to hide in the toilet.
Speaking to the media, Minority Whip Peter Imwatok said that the security was there to ensure that Ms. Elachi is safe and she does nothing bad to herself.
Plans were underway to see the Speaker leave the building in peace.