Bungoma County Assembly Majority Leader Ousted


Florennce Wekesa, MCA of Maeni ward (Ford Kenya) was impeached by MCAs who accused her of going to bed with the executive.

Members of the Bungoma County Assembly have finally ousted their majority leader in a coup witnessed on Thursday May 14, 2020.

Florence Wekesa, MCA of Maeni ward (Ford Kenya) was impeached by MCAs who accused her of going to bed with the executive.

Her position was taken over by Tuuti/Marakaru ward counterpart Joseph Nyongesa also of Ford Kenya and deputised by Tongaren MCA Elizabeth Tindi

MCAs had last Thursday May 7, 2020 failed to impeach her following the fist fights that rocked the assembly prencits.

In the other changes overseen by the assembly speaker Emmanuel Situma, Mukuyuni Ward MCA Meshack Simiyu alias Museveni was elected the Majority Chief Whip to replace Malakisi/South Kulisiru ward MCA Everlyne Mutyembu while Bungoma township ward MCA Joseph Maguda was picked has the deputy Chief Whip to replace nominated MCA Luke Opwora.

Those supporting the motion and those against it engage in fist fights last week while insults and noise rented the air as the assembly was turned into a wrestling ground.

Majority MCAs signed to impeach leader of majority in what they termed has failing in her duties and at the same time colluding with the executive.

25 out of 36 MCAs had appended their signatures to help in kicking out Mrs Wekesa while 11 MCAs were supporting her.
Nasa members had accused her of failing to play her role and had been manipulated by the executive.
Majority Ford Kenya, ODM and a section of independent members were supporting the removal of majority leader whom they accused of sleeping in her duties.

Nyongesa had earlier said that when the health committee members were stopped by the armed anti-riot police officers from interrogating members of the executive on their role in purchasing the most expensive jericans at Sh10,000 per 20 litre she went silent and never condemned the incident.
The ward leader also accused the majority leader of failing to convene a meeting to discuss on how they should have shared the Sh100 million from the assembly kitty meant for special programs in fighting Covid-19.
Nominated MCA Fredrick Musebe accused the former majority leader of keeping silent when all the nominated MCAs were being kicked out of different committees.
“She is the chairperson of select committee which selects MCAs to  join certain committees yet she kept quite when we were kicked out, she could not speak to defend us,” he said.


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