Reprieve for Charity Ngilu After Court Bars Her Impeachment
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Kitui Governor faced impeachment after a total of 38 Ward reps voted in favour of her removal.The motion which was moved by Majority Leader Peter Mwikya Kilonzo ,Athi MCA was signed by the 38 MCAs asserting their stance on governor Ngilu.
Ngilu was accused of abuse of office and continous misappropriation of public funds,poor state of health facilities and seevices by lack of drugs despite the assembly allocating funds for the same.
Wiper MCAs had sought the intervention of the party and held closed door meeting with with leader Kalonzo Musyoka to discuss Ngilu's impeachment.However,Kalonzo informed the MCAs that all MCAs allied to the party must stick to its position as far as her impeachment is concerned.
However ,Ngilu seems to have had a sigh of relieve after the court ruled barring members of kitu county assembly from tabling and debating impeachment motion against the governor. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Ngilu is now the second governor to be impeachment by a county assembly after kirinyaga county assembly impeachment Governor Ann Waiguru on a popular vote of 23 MCAs voting to impeach her.However ,Waiguru has survived the purge after the Senate acquited her af all charges against her.
Waiguru was accused of abuse of office and illegal tendering on various county departments.
Kenya has only witnessed only one governor impeached through the senate.Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu was succesfully impeached for gross misconduct,Misuse of public resources and replaced by his deputy governor Nyoro.
It seems Waititu had a bad taste with the president as his counterparts Ann Waiguru and Charity Ngilu all set to survive impeachment convincingly with Waiguru already in the safe side.
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