MCA Habiba Hussein loses seat over absenteeism

Ms Habiba Hussein. She lost her seat as a nominated Jubilee MCA of the Nairobi County Assembly. PHOTO | COURTESY

A Jubilee ward representative in Nairobi lost her seat on Tuesday after Speaker Beatrice Elachi declared her seat vacant.

Nominated MCA Habiba Hussein lost her seat because of absenteeism.

An investigation by the Powers and Privileges Committee of the Nairobi County Assembly found that Ms Hussein missed plenary sessions and committee meetings for two years.

The report tabled by Githurai MCA Naftali Mathenge indicated that Ms Hussein has not attended any House session or committee meeting since 2017.

Mr Mathenge said the committee resolved to invoke provisions of Article 194 (1) (b) of the Constitution and Standing Orders 242 (1) of the Nairobi County Assembly and Section 17(3) (h) of the County Assemblies Powers and Privileges Act, 2017 to advise the Speaker to declare the seat vacant.

Speaker Elachi declared the seat vacant, leaving Jubilee Party with 65 members in the assembly.


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