Kitui resident moves to court to stop Kitui MCAs from being sworn in

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A section of Kitui MCAs outside the Kitui Law Courts. (Photo -Joshua/Mauvoo)

Brian Kombulutu a Kitui resident has filed a case at Machakos High Court seeking to bar Kitui County Assembly sittings and the swearing-in of MCAs.

This means if the Court bars the Assembly from holding sittings, the MCAs cannot be sworn in and they cannot elect a speaker. The MCAs were on Friday inducted and are readying for the swearing-in.

Led by Wakili Christopher Nzilu the MCA-Elect of Kyangwithya West ward in Kitui Central, Kitui MCAs moved to Kitui Law courts seeking to be enjoined as interested parties in the case. They fear it might affect the date of swearing-in and lead to delayed service delivery to the people.

“We are in court together with my fellow MCAs as an advocate of the high court of Kenya. I’m representing them in the matter where Brian Kombulutu has gone to court seeking prayers that the swearing-in of MCAs and elections of the speaker be stopped on grounds that he is supposed to be amongst the speaker candidates in Kitui. Any orders emanating from the said suit will affect the rights of elected MCAs and the voters and that’s why we feel it is unconstitutional,” Wakili Christopher Nzyoka said.

The MCAs pointed out that they won’t accept anyone to stop their swearing-in because they have waited for a long time and those who elected them have already started demanding they work for them.

“We want to start working for the people of Kitui because they have been asking us what is happening and we are perturbed to hear that there is someone who has filed a case to stop our swearing in yet our people are waiting for us to deliver what we promised. We as elected MCAs of Kitui won’t allow people with their selfish interests to stop us from starting service delivery to our people, we want our people to start to see our work as soon as possible after we have taken the oath of office,” Harrison Maluki the MCA-Elect Migwani ward stated.

Cyrus Musyoka popularly known as Sonko who is the MCA-elect of Ikanga/Kyatune ward said that the people were only waiting to get services because there is already an executive wing led by Governor Malombe and the County will be functional when the County Assembly business resumes.