BREAKING: Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu Impeached

Kiambu MCAs have voted to impeach Governor Ferdinand Waititu for abuse of office and gross misconduct. 

A total of 63 MCAs out of 92 voted in support of his removal.

Only one MCA voted against the impeachment motion, while 28 MCAs were absent.

The governor was also voted out on charges of conflict of interest for using proxy companies to trade with the county and failure to comply with procurement regulations.

The county lawmakers cited gross violation of the Constitution, County Government Act, Public Procurement and Disposal Act as well as the Public Finance Management Act.

County assembly speaker Stephen Ndicho is, therefore, expected to notify the Senate speaker Ken Lusaka of the decision in two days to convene a sitting to hear the charges.

The Senate may appoint a special committee of eleven members to probe the matter and report within 10 days.

The County Governments Act stipulates that if the allegations are not substantiated, there will be no further proceedings.

But if substantiated, the Senate will give Waititu an opportunity to be heard before it votes on the impeachment charges.

Should the majority win, the governor shall cease to hold office and if saved, the county boss can’t be removed on similar charges for three months after the vote

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