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Ngilu's Impeachment Motion Lacks Seriousness, City Lawyer Claims

PatienceC 06/25/2020

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. City lawyer Steve Ogolla now claims that the impeachment motion against Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu lacks seriousness.

The motion spearheaded by Wiper Party MCAs will be tabled in the County Assembly next week for a debate. The motion is seeking to throw out the former water and health minister.

Ngilu has maintained that the charges leveled against her are untrue and has also accused the Wiper Party of not having bad motives but also frustrating her service delivery because she’s not from their party. Ngilu secured the seat in 2017 through the Narc-Kenya Party. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Ogolla has now taken to social media to air his concern over the debate that will be tabled in the County Assembly next week. According to him it lacks seriousness. He further accused MCAs of using impeachment as a tool of extortion and corruption. He added that if not checked MCAs could end up abusing their powers to impeach county governors in future.

“NGILU impeachment Motion is another false start, totally lacking in seriousness. There is a genuine concern that MCAs are using impeachment as a coercive tool for extortion & corruption. If left unchecked, impeachment will be on whimsical grounds like failing answer MCAs' calls,” Ogolla tweeted on Thursday morning. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Ngilu’s impeachment motion comes at a time when her Kirinyaga counterpart Ann Waiguru is fighting to retain her seat. Waiguru was impeached by MCAs two weeks ago and her case is now being handled by an 11-man senate committee. She will know of her fate by Friday.

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