Nairobi: New battle Brewing as Ruto, Raila claim Majority in Nairobi County Assembly

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The battle has intensified between William Ruto and Raila Odinga after Kenya’s top coalition parties picked their majority leaders to preside in the county Assembly, ahead of the first official sitting next week Tuesday.

No side is willing to remain in the minority.

President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza has named Waithaka MCA Anthony Kiragu as its House leader.

Raila’s Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition has settled on Makongeni Mca Peter Imwatok its majority leader.

Show down now looms in the Nairobi County Assembly when the Mcas holds their first sitting session next week Tuesday.

Speaker Ken Ngo’ndi faces a hard task to determine whether Kenya kwanza or Azimio coalition will be majority in the House.

According to sources, President William Ruto is keen on ensuring Kenya kwanza MCAs become the majority in the House, while Azimio minority.

The Azimio MCAs are now worried with the recent developments, fearing that Speaker Ng’ondi may be compromised and make a ruling that will favor the Kenya Kwanza MCAs.

“Our speaker from what we are seeing, he may be compromised and make Kenya kwanza majority in this house,” the MCA said.

Ngara ward MCA Chege Mwaura has so far written to the registrar of political parties, demanding for clarity over the stalemate.

Chege agues that Kenya Kwanza have more numbers than Azimio.

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