Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti risks being removed from office on grounds of incapacity, senators declared yesterday.
The Senate County Public Accounts Committee gave the county chief 30 days to appear before it to respond to audit queries.
Failure to do so, the lawmakers said it will become the responsibility of Homa Bay MCAs to institute proceedings with the view of removing the county chief.
“It shall be the responsibility of Homa Bay county assembly to consider whether the governor is fit to continue holding public office in line with the Constitution and the County Government Act,” the committee chaired by Senator Moses Kajwang’ resolved.
“In regards to his capacity and fitness to hold public office, the Senate will seek legal opinion on the matter,” the Homa Bay Senator said.
Governor Awiti failed to appear before the committee as summoned “having traveled out of the country for specialized attention.”
Meanwhile, the Governor is battling a serious eye disease and has reportedly gone blin on the said eye with his cronies stirring speculations that his opponent Joseph Magwaga has bewitched him. Awiti has left his deputy Himmington Orata to be in charge as he seeks treatment in India. Magwaga lost a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the governor election.
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