Business at Nyandarua County Assembly in central Kenya was brought to a standstill after two opposing factions engaged in squabble.
The Tuesday morning incident pitted Members of County Assembly (MCAs) allied to embattled Speaker James Ndegwa Wahome against their colleagues allied to the County Governor Francis Kimemia.
Trouble ensued when speaker Wahome in a company of ten MCAs reported to work after the court reinstated him few weeks after the ward representatives impeached him.
Their attempt to gain access to the assembly premises did not bear fruit they were blocked by the Governor allies leading to an outbreak of a melee.
Some members of the public also gathered at the gates chanting anti-Kimemia slogans.
Police officers lobbed tear gas canisters to disperse the crowd.
Speaker Wahome was impeached on May 9 for the third time on the ground of abuse of office, militarizing the assembly, disregard to the law, victimizing assembly members and staff, impunity, corruption, poor leadership, nepotism and unlawful recruitment of staff.
Wahome accused Governor Kimemia of sponsoring his ouster over his stand on corruption.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.