Murang’a MCA arrested over fight

Murang’a MCA arrested over fight

- in Elections 2017, News, Politics
Murang'a majority leader Eric Kamande (left) fights with Kimorori Wempa MCA Amos Murigi on January 16, 2018, following a dispute on assembly leadership.

Kimorori Wempa MCA Amos Murigi was arrested on Tuesday and arraigned at a Murang’a court over the morning chaos at the county assembly. He did not take a plea.

Chaos had erupted when two warring factions clashed over majority party leadership, just two weeks after they fought at a Kiambu hotel over the same issue.

A faction led by Mr Murigi, who was elected in the controversial Kiambu meeting, had gone to occupy the offices.

They first visited Deputy Speaker Kihurunjo Mwangi’s office and handed him the letter effecting the changes. Mr Mwangi gave him the go-ahead to occupy the office, effectively replacing Mr Eric Kamande.

On January 5, Mr Murigi’s camp met at a hotel in Kiambu and replaced Mr Kamande, accusing him of failing to discharge his duties.

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