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New Bomet County Assembly Speaker summoned by EACC

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) summoned the newly elected Bomet County Assembly Speaker Mr. Nelson Mutai and 13 MCAs for questioning over chaos that happened last Friday August 14 during the election of the speaker.


The commission will also cross-examine nine officials including the Clerk to the Assembly Isaac Kitur, three Sergeant-at-arms and four aspirants who contested for the position of the speaker.


The summon from EACC indicated that they would record statements from Monday August 24 to Wednesday next week at the Commission’s offices


EACC regional manager Hassan Khalid in a letter dated August 17 addressed to the Clerk of the Assembly asked those named to have been part of the fracas to be facilitated to appear individually for interrogation.


“The Commission, pursuant to Constitutional and Statutory mandate as set out under Article 252 (1) (a) (d) of the Constitution, section 11 of the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission Act 2011 and section 4 (2) and 42 (10) of Leadership and Integrity Act 2012 is investigating an incident relating to the conduct of members of Bomet County Assembly that occurred on August 14 this year at the County Assembly chambers during the election of the speaker,” the summon read.


The clerk has been asked to provide the Commission with the personal file of Embomos ward MCA Robert Serbai, Hansard report and video footage of the speaker’s election of the material date including other information relating to the scuffle that ensued.


Apart from Sarbai, those to appear include elected MCAs Wesly Kiprotich (Chepchabas) who was the Acting Speaker, Josphat Kirui (Ndarawetta), Maritim Andrew (Nyangores), Leonard Kirui (Siongiroi), Davies Kipkirui (Longisa), Alfred Langat (Singorwet), Robert Rono (Sigor) and Robert Serbai (Embomos). Others are nominated members Vincent Mutai, Hellen Chepkorir, Ngeny Leonard, Cecilia Mutai and Janet Turgut. The entire office of the Sergeant-at -arms will also be interrogated.


By Joseph Obwocha


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