Fight for clerk's office threatens to divide Nairobi assembly

Edward Gichana hands over instruments of power of the Nairobi clerk's office to Pauline Akuku, the deputy clerk in charge of administrative affairs, at the county assembly on June 7, 2021.

Photo credit: Collins Omulo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The fight, which is now threatening to divide the city assembly into two rival factions, is over who between the two will be the assembly’s acting clerk.

A fresh supremacy battle has ensued at the Nairobi County Assembly over the control of the office of the clerk, with two deputy clerks laying claim to the office.

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