Ugunja Member of Parliament Opiyo Wandayi has written to the clerk of the National Assembly Justin Bundi, informing him that he will not appeare before the Parliamentary Powers and Privileges Committee over his suspension from the House for eleven months.
Wandayi says the High Court temporarily suspended the suspension issued to him by Speaker Justin Muturi, and allowed him back to the National Assembly sittings, and so he has no reason to appeare before the Committee.
The Committee is set to meet to look into misconduct against Wandayi and the Court order, and advise the House on the way forward as regards the Court Order as directed by Speaker Muturi.
This is after Muturi said he has no direct powers to allow Wandayi back to the House, after he was suspended for interrupting the presidential speech in March.
However through his lawyer Anthony Olouch of the Olouch and Company Advocates, the Ugunja MP insisted that Muturi complies fully with the Court order, failure to which contempt of court proceedings would be instituted against him, with risk to civil jail for a period not exceeding six months.
Wandayi was suspended from attending parliamentary ssessions after he interrupted President Uhuru Kenyatta’s March 31, 2016 State of the Nation Address at the National Assembly.