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Governor Ann Waiguru in soup after MCA files impeachment motion

by | Mar 31, 2020 | Counties | 0 comments

A Member of County Assembly has filed an impeachment motion seeking to impeach Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru.

Mutira MCA Kinyua Wangui is seeking to have Governor Anne Waiguru removed from office over gross violation of the Constitution, abuse of office and gross misconduct.

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The notice of the motion was signed by the county assembly speaker on Monday, March 30 evening awaiting the official filing.

“The County assembly NOW resolves to remove Hon. Anne Mumbi (herein referred to as the County Governor) from the office of the county governor of Kirinyaga, pursuant to Article 181 (1) (a) & (c) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, Section 33 of the County Governments Act, 2012 and the County Assembly Standing Order. No 58,” the motion reads.

Wangui has accused Waiguru of deliberately refusing, failing and/or neglecting to deliver the same for the financial year 2018- 2019.

Wangui has also accused Waiguru of irregular awarding of tenders. They include a tender on evaluation report for proposed upgrading of Kagumo market that was prepared on December 20, 2018.
According to Wangui, Waiguru awarded the tender to Joames Investment Limited but without following the due process.

“The tender was unilaterally undertaken by Master Rock Construction Company whose bid was non- responsive thereby violating the Constitution and the Public Procurement and Assets Disposal Act, 2015 and the regulations therein,” the motion reads.

Another tender listed is one that was to procure the governor’s vehicle at a cost of Ksh.15, 000, 000/= that was allegedly irregularly awarded despite the same having been procured during the previous County Government regime of Joseph Ndathi.

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Regarding violation of the constitution, Waiguru is being accused of undermining the authority of the County Assembly.

The MCA cites Article 176 (1) and 185 (3) and (4) of the Constitution, as read together with Section 8 of the County Government Act, which empowers the County Assembly to legislate and offer oversight as well as approving county plans and policies on the development and management of the County’s infrastructure and institutions.

“That the governor’s failure to comply with Section 30 (2) (f), (j) and (k) of the County Government Act 2012 not only undermines the power and the authority of the County assembly to offer oversight and approve various developmental plans but also greatly clogs the wheels of the Wanjiku’s oriented development in Kirinyaga County,” the motion reads.

 

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