The Meru county assembly was marred in violence during the swearing in of Secondina kanini who was nominated to replace Lucy Waithera who resigned from Kenya Patriots Party (KPP).
The violence started when the speaker Joseph Kaberia enter the chambers and was met by bottles of water being thrown at him forcing him to retract to his office.
The dishonorable MCAs then started fighting over the mace and this tussle was characterized by kicks and blows between the two warring factions.
The MCAs felt tha Kanini was a project being forced to them by the executive arm of the county, They said that they would deal with the speaker if he failed to listen to their protests.
“We will not allow a person to be imposed on the house by the executive. We want to stamp our authority. I am a member of the House Business Committee and administration of oath was not approved,” MCA Jadiel Mauta said.
There was a court order barring the said swearing in ceremony but another order was obtained from a different court allowing them to proceed.
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