57 of 60 MCAs currently taking oath of office in Kitui County
As the swearing in for all ward bosses continues across the country, 57 Kitui MCAs take their oaths of office today in the Kitui County Assembly walls. The MCAs are currently taking an oath of office presided by the County Clerk Elijah Mutambuki. Notably, one of the longest serving MCAs Mary Ndubu, elected on a Wiper Party ticket since 2013 is in attendance.
Kitui County, which is supposed to have 40 elected and 20 nominated MCAs, is short of those numbers after IEBC failed to gazette wiper party nominees for persons living with disabilities’ representative and the exponents for the marginalized due to a legal dispute.
Missing also is the leader from Kyome/Thaana Nzau ward representative whose elections were postponed due to the death of one of the vying candidates for the post.
However, IEBC is yet to declare the date of the elections for the affected ward for the seat.
Once the 57 MCAs are sworn in, they will proceed to elect the speaker and deputy speaker of the assembly.