It is a last laugh for Speaker Elachi as  court throws out application by Nairobi county assembly that sought to set aside order halting her impeachment

It is a last laugh for Speaker Elachi as court throws out application by Nairobi county assembly that sought to set aside order halting her impeachment

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI ,14TH SEPT 2018-Nairobi speaker Beatrice Elachi has  a laugh  after  Employment and Labour Relations Court  rejected   an application by the Nairobi County Assembly that sought to set aside the order halting   her  impeachment.

Consequently  the court has extended the orders allowing Elachi to remain in office until Monday next week.

The assembly in its application had stated that the suit she filed contesting her impeachment was defective as she did not sign an affidavit.

It also argued that the court had no jurisdiction to stop the impeachment.

Elachi’s return to office earlier this week hit a dead end after Members of County Assembly stormed her office insisting that she leaves.

Drama  ensued between Elachi and a section of county lawmakers forcing top House leadership to call for a close-door meeting during which the embattled Speaker was prevailed upon to leave the precincts of the Assembly.

Elachi had on Friday last week obtained  orders  prohibiting the MCAs  from ejecting her from office.

She claimed that she was being targeted because of the firm stance on corruption   at the City Hall.

 

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