Former Nairobi County Assembly Speaker, Beatrice Elachi Snubbed the Legal Affairs Committee that had summoned her to answer to claims of fraudulent employment practices at City Hall.
Elachi was supposed to appear before the Legal Affairs Committee to explain how 28 workers were promoted during his tenure as the speaker.
The legal Affairs Committee led by Hon Joseph Komu is investigating into how 28 workers were promoted without following the required procedures.
Komu said that they gave Elachi a chance to come before the committee and explain herself which she didn’t. He said the committee will rather proceed with the investigation and give a detailed report at the end.
“The Purpose of Inviting former speaker Beatrice Elachi was not in any way to humiliate her, was not in way to get anything against the scope of the inquiry but was to shed light. It was an opportunity to come and clear her name. She was to come and make it clear to the committee and back her decision through the Law why she followed that. It was that simple,” Said Komu.
The acting Clerk Adaah Onyango appeared before the committee and was grilled. She defended herself saying the promotion process had a lot of illegalities citing that even the Salary and Renumeration Commission was not involved.
“This Process was not in conformity with the with the law it was conducted in an irregular manner.
My advice to the Committee is to thoroughly scrutinize the documents that we have presented before you.
Look at the situation that is obtaining and make a recommendation that will be of good this County Assembly.
This institution is a law making body and hence it will be traverse of justice if a law making institution be at the front of breaking the same law,” said Adaah.
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