Anxiety as Senate Reveals Date for Waititu Impeachment Hearing

The stage has been set for one of the most controversial impeachment cases since the inception of devolution in 2013.

Disgraced Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu is expected to know his fate after the Senate speaker Ken Lusaka set the date for the hearing on Tuesday, January 21.

Embattled Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu. PHOTO: Courtesy

Waititu was impeached in December 2019 after some 63 Members of County Assembly voted in favour of a motion to remove the Governor from office.

During the controversial impeachment motion tabled by Ndenderu MCA Solomon Kinuthia, some 28 MCAs were absent while one voted against the motion.

In a rejoinder, Governor Waititu claimed the County Assembly lacked the requisite quorum to validate any impeachment process.

This was the second attempt to impeach Governor Waititu after a first one flopped after failing to meet the legal threshold.

In the second impeachment, Governor Waititu has been accused of gross misconduct,m abuse of public office and conflict of interest.

This follows a case in which the Governor was reported to have irregularly awarded County tenders to his close relatives and hired casual workers without involving the County Service Board.

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