Beatrice Elachi has been impeached from her position as the Nairobi County Speaker. 103 MCAs nodded to her removal from office, two voted no and two others abstained.
The MCAs removed her for causing ‘great embarrassment’ to the county assembly.
In a motion by Waithaka MCA Antony Kiragu on Thursday, the MCAs accused Elachi of gross misconduct.
Kiragu talked when they held a special sitting to discuss Governor Mike Sonko’s conduct and the speaker’s impeachment.
“Her actions and omissions have caused embarrassment and brought the office of the speaker into disrepute, this assembly resolves to sanction,
The impeached speaker is also accused of having marked up the cost of the speaker’s residence by a whooping 25 million shillings from the recommended 100 to 125 million shillings. The difference she was ro pocket.
The MCAs further claim she went for a Diaspora Women Network conference when in actual sense she was travelling for plastic surgery and knee surgery, as evidenced by an insurance claim from CIC Insurance totalling Sh1,000,000.
She is also accused of making payments worth Sh550,000 of taxpayers monies, as part of a suspicious “Dubai Leadership Summit”.