•Ng’ondi said he has learnt that his office was indeed not in receipt of any such letter, and the communication, therefore, had no backing.
•Standing order requires that any communication regarding the leadership of any party in the House emanate from the party or its organs.
Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Kennedy Ng’ondi has revoked a communication on the Azimio House leadership.
He said the chair was not properly in office and hence incapable of receiving any communication nor providing the authority for the clerk to act on it.
“The purported nomination is hereby revoked and the offices remain vacant until official communication from the nominating party formally presents its list of leadership in accordance with the standing orders,” Ng’ondi stated
Speaking on Friday, Ng’ondi also noted that the communication did not Constitute Business for the day under the gazette so published, hence it stands rescinded in totality.
On Thursday, he announced on the floor of the assembly that Makongeni MCA Peter Imwatok was the Majority leader and Laini Saba MCA John Ndile as his deputy, Kilimani MCA Moses Ogeto (Minority Whip ) and Upper Savannah MCA Elijah Stazo as his deputy.
Explaining further, the Speaker said he was shocked that the purported communication was said to have been received from the Azimio coalition.
He said the list of leaders was made even before he assumed office.
"This is contrary to all laid down practice and procedure regarding the authority of the chair to determine and approve the business of the house,” Ng’ondi added.
He even revealed that as the chair of the house, he did not approve the said communication nor authorize the clerk to prepare the same.
The former MCA also noted that the communication was not from the Party as stated under Section of the County Government s Act, 2012 and the Standing Orders.
Standing order requires that any communication regarding the leadership of any party in the House emanate from the party or its organs.
In this case, Ng’ondi said he has learnt that his office was indeed not in receipt of any such letter, and the communication, therefore, had no backing.
"The office of the clerk which prepared the communication did not attach the said official communication from the party upon further scrutiny by the Speaker," he added.
In addition, Speaker Ng’ondi has called upon urgent investigations to be carried out and stern disciplinary measures taken against all officers who contrived to occasion the embarrassment.