CS Matiang’i’s Resolution After City Hall Visit

A file image of city hall
  • Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, on Thursday, July 30, spelled out a number of tough rules after his visit to City Hall accompanied by Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai and Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) boss Mohammed Badi.

    A report by The Standard indicated that the tough-talking CS had resorted to constructing a Police Station inside City Hall which houses Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s office as well as the County Assembly.

    He explained that the move was necessary to curb future wrangles as City Hall had already experienced various demosntrations varying from MCAs to workers demanding pay.

    “We will have a police post fully run by officers here to ensure the county is safe from people threatening security,†he stated.

    A file image of city hall

    The trio also assessed the damage caused by the chaos before visiting the office of Nairobi County Speaker Beatrice Elachi.

    Earlier, the CS had the police force withdraw licenses of officers involved in clobbering Mlango Kubwa MCA Patricia Mutheu.

    The MCA was on Tuesday, July 28, beaten up by police officers and injured in the chaos that ensued at City Hall.

    A section of MCAs had stormed the premises and wanted to serve Speaker Beatrice Elachi with an impeachment notice signed by 59 members.

    The CS also ordered the newly sworn-in clerk Edward Gichana to ensure that peace is maintained at the assembly.

    On Monday, July 27, Elachi accused the Nairobi governor of being behind the push to have her removed.

    She noted that the MCAs allied to Sonko were unhappy with National Metropolitan Service (NMS) efforts at sealing all loopholes in the county.

    Mutheu suffered various injuries and was admitted to Nairobi hospital.

    Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai during a passing out parade for 1,224 officers in December 2019
    Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai during a passing out parade for 1,224 officers in December 2019

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