Kiambu County Governor Ferdinand Waititu impeached

Kiambu Governor Waititu impeached. Image|Courtsy
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Kiambu County Assemby Members have impeached Governor Ferdinand Waititu.

A total of 63 MCAs present in the house voted to oust the embattled governor, with 28 failing to turn up.

The governor got a single vote from one member who voted against the move.

The MCAs moved a motion saying Waititu breached the public procurement and disposal act when he allegedly influencing the award of lucrative tenders to companies associated with his immediate family and close relatives.

They also said that the governor hired over 600 casuals without the involvement of the County Public Service Board before later firing them, a move that exposed the county to risk of multiple suits and loss of public funds.

The county boss was also accused to have violated the Constitution of Kenya by forcefully dispossessing and unlawfully occupying the property of Cecilia Njoki Mbugua, a Thika widow.

Meanwhile, Deputy Governor Nyoro impeachment motion failed to materialize after Witeithie MCA Macharia Taki, who was to push it, failed to appear.

Waititu adds to list of Governors impeached in the country, with the latest being the Taita Taveta Governor Granton Samboja, who was acquitted by senate.

Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony, his Murang’a counterpart Mwangi wa Iria and the late Nderitu Gachagua(Nyeri) survived after the senate quashed their impeachment plan by MCAs.

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