Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru Impeached

Governor Anne Waiguru (Courtesy)

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Mumbi Waiguru was Tuesday impeached after 23 ward representatives out of 33 voted in favour of a censure motion, citing abuse of office and gross violation of the constitution. Four of the ward reps abstained from the voting while six members were absent.

The impeachment motion was filed by Mutira Ward MCA David Kinyua. Kinyua had  earlier lamented that their attempts to meet the governor to resolve the issues raised had failed.

In a strategic move to ensure the censure motion  is passed in the county assembly, about 20 MCA’s who had endorsed Waiguru’s ouster spent Monday night in the county assembly. The MCAs  went further and switched off their phones to avoid any form of coercion and intimidation.

The censure motion did not pass without a fight with MCAs exchanging blows and harsh insults against each other during the debate. The session had to be temporarily stopped for order to be restored.  Trouble started when the MCA David Kinyua  rose to move the motion of impeachment  against Ms Waiguru. .

Karumandi MCA  Antony Munene  and  his nominated counterpart Lucy Njeri then rose to claim that their signatures had been forged, as their names appeared in the list of those seeking to impeach Ms Waiguru yet they were opposed to the motion.