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Hearing on Waiguru impeachment kicks off

By Hillary Mageka
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru. Photo/PD/FILE

An 11-member Senate Special Committee established to probe the impeachment motion against embattled Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru kicked off the hearing today.

First on the table was to lay the ground rules that will accord both the governor and her accusers a day each to argue out their cases.

Kirinyaga County Assembly team through their advocates and witnesses were given three hours to present evidence and justify the impeachment. 

They were Ndegwa Njiru, who is the advocate of the Kirinyaga County Assembly, Leader of Majority James Murango, Chair of Budget Committee David Mathenge and Davidson Muchira.

Governor Waiguru and her defense team will be given the opportunity for their rebuttal against the allegations.

On Waiguru’s side are her Chief of Staff Sella Bogonko, Paul Nyamodi, who is the lead counsel and lawyers Kamotho Waiganjo and Andrew Karani.

Waiganjo is also the governor’s spouse. 

The governor was ousted on June 9, 2020, after 23 out of 33 MCAs voted in support of her impeachment on the charges of violation of the Constitution, abuse of office and gross misconduct.

Four MCAs abstained and six of the ward reps were absent during the movement of the motion.

The motion was tabled on March 31 by Mutira MCA David Kinyua Wangui who faulted the governor for deliberately failing to submit county plans and policies to the County Assembly for approval.

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