Pressure continues to mount on Nairobi County Assembly Speaker to call for a return to physical sittings with the MCAs divided over the conduct of the assembly. This comes days after a decision was reached that the Assembly will continue holding it's sessions virtually as it resumes from recess.
A section of the assembly leadership said the assembly is dying a slow death with most ward representatives attending the sessions just for the sake.
The assembly adjourned for a one-month recess last month and is set to resume its business .
“It has become a routine. We are nowadays relaxed and there is nothing serious there. People are busy doing their things. There is nothing important, we are going to the sittings just for the sake,” said Mr Ogada.
Deputy Majority Whip Waithera Chege has been at the forefront in calling for an end to virtual plenaries, saying they haven't been effective with only a few members logging in, and even those who log in do nothing much.
Minority Whip Peter Imwatok said “there is no more assembly” in the county, calling on Speaker Mutura to order for resumption of physical sittings “so that men and women can meet at the plenary”.
Mr Imwatok said: “We have to define the way forward for the remaining quarter of the assembly. The assembly has been taken over by cartels who are now running it and there is nothing substantial happening there.”
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