(Photos) Chaos descends on City Hall amid Elachi's return

Even Elachi and the majority leader sort for water to cool their eyes.

In Summary

• The police who were within assembly were forced to throw tear gas to disperse the commotion which was in the office.

• Elachi was last seen in the office last year in September when the MCAs attempted to forcefully remove her from the office.

Tear gas in Nairobi's county assembly on OCTOBER 9, 2019./EZEKIEL AMING'A
Tear gas in Nairobi's county assembly on OCTOBER 9, 2019./EZEKIEL AMING'A

Governor Mike Sonko's supporters on Wednesday invaded the fridge and foodstuff at speaker Beatrice Elachi's office in Nairobi.

This was minutes after Elachi's return to the county assembly became chaotic and unruly.

Chanting Sonko's name, the youths were seen opening the fridge and taking food and drinks from it.

 

Goons refused to leave the assembly insisting that the majority leader Abdi Guyo must leave his office.

Nairobi county assembly speaker Beatrice Elachi assisting one of the MCAs's./EZEKILE AMING'A
Nairobi county assembly speaker Beatrice Elachi assisting one of the MCAs's./EZEKILE AMING'A

This was after unknown goons broke into the speakers office attempting to remove Elachi from office.

The police who were within assembly were forced to throw tear gas to disperse the commotion which was in the office.

No MCAs was spared as even Elachi and the majority leader sort for water to cool their eyes.

Police officers standing outside City Hall./EZEKIEL AMING'A
Police officers standing outside City Hall./EZEKIEL AMING'A

According to the MCAs who were supporting Elachi, the goons were sent by the Jubilee side of MCAs.

But the Jubilee MCAs claimed that the goons were brought by ODM side.

 

According to an MCA who sort anonymity, the ODM MCAs had planned Elachi's return, without involving the House leadership.

Elachi was last seen in the office last year in September when the MCAs attempted to forcefully remove her from the office.

Earlier, broken chairs and tables, flower vase falling down and tear gas sweeping the room became the order of the day at the assembly.

Addressing the media, Elachi said that women in the county assembly are tired of intimidation.

“I have been the speaker all along and I have come back to bring sanity in the assembly,” she said.