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Jubilee MCA Habiba Hussein loses seat over absenteeism

A Jubilee Party Member of County Assembly in Nairobi lost her seat on Tuesday, March 10 after Beatrice Elachi declared her seat vacant.

Habiba Hussein, a nominated MCA lost her seat because of absenteeism.

Powers and privileges Committee of the Nairobi County Assembly found that Hussein plenary sittings and committee meetings for two years.

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

According to Mathenge, 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.


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