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Nakuru County Assembly logo. Information on the assembly’s website shows that the positions of the Deputy Speaker and the Majority Leader are being held by two people at the same time (Photo/Nakuru County Assembly website)

The Nakuru County Assembly has two Deputy Speakers and two Leaders of the Majority. This is according to the information posted on the Assembly’s official website showing that the two positions are being held by two people at the same time.

As at Wednesday May 13 the website had the information that Samuel Tonui who is the Member of County Assembly (MCA) for Nesuit Ward was still a Deputy Speaker two months after he was impeached.

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He holds the position with James Tuei of Kiptagich Ward who in this case is the rightful occupant of the position since the March 13 changes.

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And in another error, the position of Leader of Majority is also held by two people. Mosop Ward MCA George Mwaura still holds the office from which he was kicked out in June last year.

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He shares it with Samuel Waithuki of Naivasha East Ward, who in this case is the rightful holder.

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The two positions – that of Deputy Speaker and that of Leader of Majority – are powerful positions in both the County and National Assemblies as well as the Senate. For this they are usually heavily contested and as witnessed in Nakuru, changing their bearers can at times get murky.

And while this is a mere online error, it needs to be corrected as it is misleading and confusing to all those who are not familiar with the latest developments at the Assembly.