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Court allows banned MCA back to Kitui County Assembly

An MCA who had  been banished from the Kitui County Assembly precincts and banned from attending Assembly sittings for alleged misconduct has been saved by Kitui High Court that ordered him back.
After missing nine sitting since he was suspended on July 19, the MCA was on Tuesday re-admitted by  the Speaker Kevin Katisya.
Kivou Ward MCA Sammy Munyithya.

Kivou ward MCA Sammy Munyithya consequently regained  his seat in the Assembly chambers during the morning session. However, even as  he re-admitted the ward representative, the assembly speaker was  emphatic that and the court order did not absolve him from wrong doing nor facing disciplinary action. 

The  MCA  who previously sponsored a failed impeachment motion against Katisya was on July 19 banned from entering the Kitui County Assembly compound and was also suspended from attending the 16 county assembly sittings by the Speaker.

But the MCA challenged the procedure used to  suspend him at the Kitui High Court. On Monday the court issued conservatory orders  allowing  him back to the Assembly until  the substantive suit  he had filed is heard and determined.

In  the main suit the MCA has sued  the Kitui Assembly Speaker as the first respondent  and the County Assembly of Kitui as the second respondent.
After the temporary injunction was  served on the speaker on Monday  and he  on Tuesday announced that since the county assembly respected the rule of law, he had to re-admit the MCA even before his suspension lapsed. 

The  Speaker said the decision to suspend Munyithya was taken after the MCA was found at fault after he snatched an assembly file from the clerk and wandered  with it outside the assembly precincts.

The conservatory order issued by Justice R. Limo that was seem by the MWINGI TIMES orders that the suspension of  Munyithya  from venturing into the  precincts of the Kitui County Assembly be suspended until the main suit he had  filed in the court was concluded.

The  Court  further directed  that  the MCA continues representing the  interest  of  his Kivou  ward electorates in the Kitui County Assembly activities until the main suit is heard and determined or the court issues further orders.

Addressing the media after he was allowed into the assembly, MCA  Munyithya said he had  moved  to court to challenge the procedure used  to suspend him from attending assembly  sitting  or setting foot  in there. He said now that he was allowed back into the assembly,  he will  concentrate on serving the interest of his voters in Kivou ward as he awaits the final verdict on the main suit he had filed.

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