Former Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi now says the Senate is to blame for what is happening at City Hall. Elachi on Monday said though the Senate did an amendment to the County Government Act, it did not resolve issues like what is currently happening at City Hall.
She said, as a result, there are no clear guidelines on what should happen in case a governor is impeached in the absence of the deputy governor thus leaving a lacuna. She said the County Assembly is a powerful tool and if they decided to reduce the vetting time for Kananu as DG is was within their rights.
Elachi while speaking on Citizen TV said Kananu should not be criticised or blamed for what happened.
“This country has very vibrant institutions and with good people in them, Kenya can really move. The floor of the house is powerful and anything they do goes through until it is challenged in court,” she said.
“Nairobi has many challenges and I hope what has happened serves well for all Nairobians because what they want is calmness.
Kananu on Monday took over as Nairobi acting Governor three days after she was sworn in as deputy governor. Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Benson Mutura officially handed over the instruments of power to Kananu in a ceremony at City Hall.
Mutura said since Nairobi now has a substantive Deputy Governor in office he has relinquished his acting Governor capacity and resumes his full duties as Speaker.
Elachi who served as a nominated Senator in the 10th Parliament said the only undoing for the process is that it will be dragged in court and moving to the next level will be a big challenge for Kananu.
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