MCA Habiba Hussein loses seat over absenteeism

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Jubilee ward representative in Nairobi lost her seat on Tuesday after Speaker Beatrice Elachi declared her seat vacant .

Nominated MCA Habiba Hussein lost her seat because of absenteeism.

An investigation by the Powers and Privileges Committee of the Nairobi County Assembly found that Ms Hussein missed plenary sessions and committee meetings for two years.

 Githurai MCA Naftali Mathenge tabled a report indicating  that Ms Hussein has not attended any House session or committee meeting since 2017.

Mr Mathenge, said 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.