Kiambu members of county assembly (MCAs) today turned the chambers into an arena, exchanging blows over Ksh1.2 billion supplementary budget.
Issues arose over a proposal to reconstitute the Finance Committee and increase the county’s recurrent expenditure by Ksh.1.2 billion in the 2019 supplementary budget.
The speaker Stephen Ndichu was forced to adjourn the session as MCAs allied to Governor Ferdinand Waititu engaged opposition MCAs, as assembly orderlies tried to calm the situation.
Following the standoff four MCAs representing Ndenderu, Sigona, Ndeiya and Ikinu were suspended for three house sittings.
Kihara MCA Kabau Muthondu said there was no notice of motion in the order paper to introduce the supplementary budget.
“The Speaker is allowing breaking of house rules to introduce a document which has not followed proper procedures and we can not allow that. We read a sinister motive of passing a document that has misappropriation of public funds,” Muthondu said.
The Star reports that in the supplementary budget, Ksh356 million had been used in the controversial Kaa Sober programme for which the MCAs had not passed a budget.