A section of Ford Kenya MCAs in Trans Nzoia are seeking to impeach county assembly speaker Joshua Werunga after he thwarted a move aimed at replacing minority leader Emmanuel Waswa with Bernard Aliang’ana alias Bcool.
While citing the Lion party’s leadership dispute before court, Speaker Werunga put on hold the changes on grounds of legal confusion after a letter from Tongaren MP Eseli Simiyu opposed the change of guard sanctioned by an initial letter by party leader Moses Wetang’ula.
Nominated MCA Philip Nyongesa said they have lost trust in the speaker saying he has clearly demonstrated a plan to frustrate efforts by Senator Wetang’ula to bring sanity within the party’s house leadership.
“We are wondering why the speaker dismissed the genuine letter from the party headquarters with a seal and chose to go by the recommendation of a forged letter hurriedly composed in response?,” posed MCA Nyongesa.
He further said the speaker acted illegally by assuming there is a leadership vacuum at the party yet High court conservatory orders gave senator Wetang’ula the green light to transact party affairs even as the leadership row is heard and determined.
“He has gone ahead to frustrate our efforts of accessing the Hansard report with regard to his ruling as requested by our legal team. This is part of the impeachment ground since assembly records are supposed to be public,” said Mr. Nyongesa.
Mr. Aliang’ana said they have received a backing from the Jubilee party which has the majority numbers saying its MCAs are unhappy with the fact that the speaker is being used by some politicians to drive a certain agenda.
“The speaker should brace for a tough battle since he has chosen to meddle in our party affairs instead of being neutral as required by the standing orders. We have enough numbers to impeach him,” he said.
The speaker has however stood by his ruling saying: “I put the changes on hold since the party is embroiled in a leadership tussle hence it will be unfair for me to assume that a certain wing is in charg