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Showdown in Nairobi County Assembly as MCAs Clash Over Lucrative Foreign Trips

The Nairobi County Assembly leadership is headed for a collision with other members of the House over foreign trips.

This comes after disgruntled MCAs alleged bias in the awarding of the trips.

The new development follows the allocation of Sh100 million for the trips for the county executive and MCAs in a second supplementary budget the House approved last month.

Led by nominated MCA Mary Ariviza, the county legislators claimed that assembly leaders give priority to themselves and their close allies, leaving out other members.

This, Ms Ariviza said, was the reason some ward representatives, despite serving in the assembly for years, have not gone on any trips abroad.

“My leaders, I respect you, don’t take it disrespectfully, but please, as you go for foreign trips, also remember us. It is a sad thing for us to know that only you are going for foreign trips while some of us have never gone,” Ms Ariviza said.

“There are people who have been in this assembly for a very long time but have never gone for a foreign trip.”

She called on the Nairobi County Assembly Service Board to ensure fairness in the allocation of such trips.

However, another section of MCAs defended the leadership against the accusations, saying that such trips are given based on what assembly business is to be undertaken.

Dandora Area III MCA Charles Thuo, a former majority leader, explained that foreign trips are not meant to reward anyone, but are working trips that members attend and bring back reports to the Assembly.

https://nation.africa/kenya/counties/nairobi/city-mcas-brawl-over-lucrative-foreign-trips-3687176

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