Embattled Kirinyaga County Governor Ann Waiguru has survived impeachment.
The Special Senate Select Commitee tasked with hearing Waiguru’s impeachment case acquitted the county boss on allegations of gross misconduct, abuse of office and violation of procurement regulations.
According to the committee’s documents seen by GOTTA.news, the 11-member committee led by Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala found that allegations levelled against Waiguru were not substantiated.
“The Committee having investigated the matter in accordance with its mandate under section 33(4) of the County Governments Act and standing order 75 (2) of the Senate Standing Orders reports to the Senate that it finds that the two Charges against the Governor have not been substantiated,” read the conclusion of the committee.
In her defence, Waiguru said that the impeachment motion by Kirinyaga MCAs was baseless and driven by malice.
She further argued the impeachment was unfounded and aimed at embarrassing her.
“Unfortunately what is before you is in every respect false, unfounded and salacious allegations, which have no place in an impeachment motion,” she said.
“The grounds contained in the allegations are obvious falsities, unfounded and malicious. They relate to minor administrative issues that would easily have been clarified by a routine inquiry.”
23 out of 33 Kirinyaga Members of County Assembly (MCAs) on June 9, 2020 supported the motion to remove Governor Waiguru from office on the grounds of gross misconduct.
The motion had been filed by Mutira Ward MCA David Kinyua Wangui.
George Onsasee: The committe had a predetermined end. They have denied the people of kirinyaga their democratic rights
Black Excellence: Kirinyanga residents played their part and voted for waiguru knowing so well that she is inept corrupt but they wanted to punish Raila. They even told us their thief their choice so what’s your problem?
Denis Aunga: The only people allowed to break the law currently are those supporting BBI. We didnt see this kind of procedure during Waititu’s impeachment process
Mohammed Billow: Why are people so interested in making sure GOVERNOR @AnneWaiguru to leave office, please give this mother a break, she has availed herself before the Senate Committee and she has defended herself, she deserves justice just like any other Kenyan
Odit Collins: The committee had to arrive at a conclusion that goes either way and wasn’t inclined in any way to be swayed by the public perception.
Ignatius Orina: The corrupt senate has already sanitized Waiguru. This country is going backwards
Clinton Okatch: This was expected.Why would they waste tax payers money for allowances to sanitize robbers?The BBI slay queen should think about setting up Kirinyaga Institute of Corruption.She’s a good course instructor.
Elsie: Wambora walked free, twice…i am sure the patrons then are on the other side now…fix the systems when you can..then it wont matter which side you are on
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