Nairobi County members of the county Assembly this afternoon physically fought one another over CORD leader Raila Odinga’s suggestions for a national dialogue.
The assembly degenerated into chaos when a TNA county assembly Minority Leader Abdi Guyo Â used unflattering remarks on the person of CORD leader Raila Odinga.
â€œRaila was not elected the president of the country on March 4 and so even if he comes back and there is a lot of hype, Uhuru is the president,â€ Guyo said.
A section of Cord MCAs shouted him down and demanded an apology which Guyo refused to make. It is at this point that Cord and Jubilee MCAs stood up and started fighting.
The fight went on for about 30 minutes during which time the Assembly speaker Alex Ole Magelo attempted to restore order but to no avail. Mageloâ€™s personal bodyguards then pushed away some MCAs who were fighting close to the speakerâ€™s chair as Magelo retired to his office but not before ordering Guyo to leave the chambers.
Several other Jubilee MCAs walked out in protest with Guyo upon which Sarangâ€™ombe Ward Representative Pius Otieno Otieno took over the role of the Speaker to carry on with the assemblyâ€™s business.
There were also chants of â€œNgwele must go!â€ by a section of the battling MCAs calling for the removal of Ngwele, the clerk of the County Assembly.
Additional report adapted from The Star