NAIROBI COUNTY WANTS ORDERS RESTORING FORMER SPEAKER ELACHI REVERSED.

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Nairobi County Assembly lawyer Steve Mogaka making submission before Justice Maureen Onyango on Monday October 8,2018/PHOTO BY S.A.N.

BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

Nairobi County  Assembly has asked the court to  review the conservatory order issued in favor of embattled speaker Beatrice Elachi,arguing that  the court has no jurisdiction to entertain the application that issued  orders reinstating her.

The Assembly through lawyer Steve Mogaka, told Justice Maureen Onyango, that Elachi was elected by  MCA’s who later  voted her out of office.

“Employment and Labour Relation court has nothing do with matters arsing from the Assembly the  application by Elachi is bad in law and ought to be dismissed forthwith”, the lawyer said.

He added that the  order obtained by  Elachi has never been served upon the  Assembly and even if it was, it can not to be enforced.

Further the assembly argues  that Elachi did  not follow proper procedure in filing the case against her impeachment and therefore teh orders issued ought to be vacated.

Court barred the assembly from debating Elachi removal from the office as Nairobi City County Speaker.

The court further restrained Nairobi City County Assembly and Nairobi City County Public Service Board from interfering with speakers execution of her office duties as speaker.

Elachi moved to court through lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui seeking to stop members of Nairobi City County Assembly from removing her as Nairobi County Speaker.

Elachi is accused of contravening the County Assembly Powers and Privileges Act,2017 when she unilaterally allowed police officers not attached to the Assembly to arrest several staff without consulting the board.

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