A Nairobi County MCA took off in the middle of a television interview after being tear-gassed by the police outside City Hall in Nairobi on Thursday July 30.
Mark Ng’ang’a who is the Maringo Hamza MCA in Nairobi, was criticizing the Interior CS Fred Matiang’i over the recent row that pitted the police against the MCAs allied to Governor Mike Sonko and who are keen to impeach the County Assembly speaker Beatrice Elachi.
“I want to tell Matiang’i, yesterday we were very angry because you lied on national TV after saying you disarmed 14 people, now you have come to the Assembly with General Badi. Just like I said, we are following what the President said and Badi was appointed not to involve himself with politics,” noted the MCA.
Nga’ng’a continued with his rant calling on CS Matiang’i to focus on reshaping the National Police Service that currently has a number of challenges.
Before he could finish his rant, a tear gas canister was lobbed forcing all the MCAs gathered around to flee for safety as the interview ended prematurely.
Waithaka MCA Anthony Kiragu who spoke before Nga’ng’a complained of being humiliated in the house and asked Matiang’i to explain how Speaker Beatrice Elachi has 30 armed police officers.
Matiang’i and Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) boss Mohammed Badi, on Thursday, July 30, made an impromptu visit to City Hall after the assault of an MCA.
Following his visit Matiang’i resorted to constructing a Police station inside City Hall which houses Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s office as well as the County Assembly.
The CS explained that the move was necessary to curb future wrangles as City Hall had already experienced various demonstrations ranging from MCAs to workers demanding pay.