Plan to impeach Ottichilo as 23 Ward Reps sign motion

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Vihiga Governor Dr. Wilber Ottichilo. [PHOTO COURTESY]

Vihiga Governor Wilber Ottichilo is a man under siege, as of Wednesday, the governor was making frantic efforts to avert the motion of impeachment when it emerged that at least 23 out of 38 MCAs had appended their signatures to the document that will set the stage for his impeachment.

And, for the first time since disgruntled MCAs mooted the idea of kicking him out of office, Dr Ottichilo on Wednesday said he was aware of the plans but defended his administration, saying it has achieved a lot since taking office in August 2017.

“They say they want to send me home. We need to work together,” said the governor.

He singled out Majority Leader Moses Opole whom, he said, was going round in funerals “claiming I am not working”.

The governor listed a number of projects initiated by his administration in the last two years, such as erection of high mast lights, the ongoing Sh1.8 billion water project, construction and equipping of youth polytechnics, and re-carpeting of roads.