Beatrice Elachi in near fist fight over Sh150 Million tender

Clerk alleges that the speaker has personal interest with relative tipped to win the tender

The Star reported that Nairobi County Speaker Beatrice Elachi and Clerk Jacob Ngwele publicly fell out at City Hall on Thursday, exchanging harsh words and nearly getting into a fist fight.

Orderlies moved in promptly to separate the pair and moved them to a private corridor away from the glare of other county staff and journalists who were at the scene.

The clerk alleged that Elachi has personal interest in the Sh150 Million tender with one of her relatives tipped to win the lucrative tender.

"Our fights are purely grounded on a failed business scheme. She is now trying to find ways to fight back with the belief that having me out will help her," he disclosed.

Elachi has however refuted the claims and challenged Ngele to file his complaints for investigations to be conducted.

"The process of tendering for the speaker’s residence was made public and I am not afraid of being investigated on this," the speaker said.

"Let him involve even the DCI. He can as well take the media to the residence to see for themselves." Elachi told the paper.

During the fallout, Ngwele reportedly lamented why the speaker is keen on destroying his career and ruining his life as well as subjecting him to embarrassment.

His lamentations were reportedly met with strict warning of "don’t raise your voice at me. We shall give you time to defend yourself. You should not raise your voice at me" from the speaker.

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