A section of Kirinyaga County Assembly MCAs spent the night at the county’s Assembly as they prepared to debate an impeachment motion against their Governer; Ann Waiguru.
According to reports, the MCAs arrived at the Assembly’s premises on Monday night where they slept as they planned on how to ouster Waiguru.
However, on Tuesday morning, a group supporting Governor Waiguru claimed that there is a valid court order stopping the impeachment while the anti-Waiguru group argued that the orders had elapsed as the matter was not prosecuted.
“We are determined to play our role as the representatives of the people. We do not want undue influence from outsiders that is why we decided that we will spend our night here. We have even switched off our mobile phones,” said one of the MCAs.
The anti-Waiguru MCAs said that they have support of 24 out of 33 members of the county assembly.
The MCAs want to impeach Waiguru over gross violation of the Constitution by failing to deliver the annual State of the County address to the County Assembly, abuse of office and gross misconduct.
“The governor has deliberately refused, failed and/or neglected to deliver the same for the financial year 2018- 2019 which failure amounts to a gross violation of the Constitution and the County Government Act,” Mutira MCA David Kinyua filed the motion of impeachment.
Governor Waiguru has since responded to the early morning events witnessed at the Kirinyaga County Assembly terming the tabling of his impeachment motion illegal.
“This morning the Kirinyaga County Assembly has placed on its Order Paper the notice of the ill-informed and ill-tImed impeachment motion against me. As I have stated before the issues raised in the motion are baseless and a wadte of valuable time,” read the first part of Waiguru’s statement.
She further said that the intent of the MCAs against her is to bully her to archive personalized political objectives.
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