Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary, Prof Margaret Kobia got herself on the receiving end after weighing in on Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru’s impeachment by the Kirinyaga County Assembly.
In a statement shared on her Twitter page, Kobia said that Waiguru was impeached because those who took part in her ouster do not value strong women leadership.
“It is unfortunate that Governor Anne Waiguru’s term is being cut short by an impeachment. This is an indicator that some us do not value strong women leadership,” reads part of the statement.
The CS further claimed that the impeachment was illegall since the due process was not followed and the country is battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are disappointed that the Governor is being impeached during the fight against COVID-19 which is negatively impacting on social economic development of the country,” the statement adds.
However, a section of Kenyans accused her of playing the gender card with integrity matters affecting Kirinyaga County residents.
Among them is LSK President Nelson Havi who rubbished CS Kobia’s statement saying that Waiguru’s election was subject to evaluation on meritocracy and performance.
He dared the CS to issue a memo to Chief Justice David Maraga to dissolve parliament for violating the 2/3 gender rule.
On Tuesday, June 9, 23 Kirinyaga MCAs voted to impeach Waiguru.
Four MCAs abstained while six members were absent from the session.
Waiguru is accused of gross violation of the Constitution, abuse of office and gross misconduct.
Below are reactions regarding CS Kobia’s statement,
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