A section of Kirinyaga Members of County Assembly (MCAs) is planning to table an impeachment motion against Governor Anne Waiguru, a move linked to UDA politics in the county and the county chief’s indication she may defend her seat on the wheelbarrow party.
Last year, the Senate dismissed a motion seeking to remove the governor from office on grounds of abuse of office and gross misconduct.
A source within Kirinyaga county assembly confides to this publication allies of the county’s Woman Rep, Purity Ngirici are behind this latest move and if they succeed, it will be interesting to watch Governor Waiguru’s weight in the assembly after ditching Jubilee.
Should Anne Waiguru settle for UDA, she will face county woman representative Purity Wangui Ngirici, a staunch supporter of Deputy President William Ruto in the primaries.
Ngirici, the county’s woman MP last evening sent the governor a cryptic message on the sudden change of heart.
”Mount Kenya is 100% UDA. The ‘Pharaohs’ of our times are slowly seeing the light,” the Woman Rep wrote on her social media handles.
Last year’s June impeachment saw 23 out of 33 MCAs support the impeachment motion before it was passed and later tabled in Senate.
”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,” report by the senate on Waiguru read in part.
The MCAs had fingered the governor on various counts including (i) Failure to deliver the annual state of the county address for the Financial year 2018/2019 to the County Assembly, (ii) Undermining the authority of the County Assembly and (iii) Violation of the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act,2015 and the Public Finance Management Act, 2012.