‘Broke’ Nakuru MCAs finally agree to break for holidays

Joel Maina Kairo, Nakuru County Speaker. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Joel Maina Kairo (centre), Nakuru County Speaker. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Nakuru MCAs who had refused to go on recess, saying they are ‘broke’, have made a big U-turn and agreed to take the break.

They developed cold feet on Wednesday and refused to table a substantive motion to postpone the recess as they had indicated when they refused to go on recess on December 7.

The dates for the break were set by the House on October 12.

The leaders were unhappy with the rules governing the disbursement of Sh2 million car loan and Sh3 million mortgage and wanted to amend them before they can take the long December holiday break.

The MCAs will now go on recess until February 13, 2018.

But they have a reason to smile during this time, which was described by some of them as a “dry spell” as the County Assembly Public Service Board has organised for them a two-day team building retreat from December 21- 22.

Speaker Joel Maina Kairo in a short communication to a near full House did not indicate why the retreat was being organised at this time and its location.