Senate Gives Way Forward on Waititu’s Impeachment

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu remained a man on edge following the latest developments in his impeachment case.

During a special sitting, it was decided that the embattled governor would continue to wait before his fate was determined.

Led by Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka, a committee was formed to investigate the proposed removal of the county boss.

Kiambu Governor Ferdinard Waititu. He is reported to be among the governors who have approached DPP Noordin Haji for a plea bargain over corruption charges [Photo, Courtesy]
Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika and her counterpart Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala, were handed the task of leading the group in the matter.

Aside from the two, the committee will comprise of nine other members who are expected to give a report on the issue.

Lusaka had come under fire after such a meeting was pushed instead of being conveyed at that crucial time.

The speaker defended the house and stated that it was on recesses hence it was difficult to address the incident.

“The impeachment took place when the house was on recess and it was not foreseen. And for the speaker to convene a special sitting, I need to get the communication from the leader of the minority and the leader of the majority and 15 Senators because that is our quorum,” remarked Lusaka.

Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka during a pst session

Waititu’s problems took the turn for the worst when he was impeached by the Kiambu County Assembly in December 2019.

His removal, however, was marred with fracas as the trouble-laden leader indicated that there was no quorum for the motion to be passed.

The Kiambu governor noted that 28 ward representatives were not present when the motion was upheld by 63 MCAs.

The motion tabled by Ndenderu MCA Solomon Kinuthia accused the controversial county boss of corruption, abuse of office and conflict of interest.

The governor woes were compounded when he was barred from office by Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi after he was implicated with graft charges.

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and his Wife Susan during a past court hearing

The Jubilee party member together with his spouse was arraigned in court over the illegal acquisition of Ksh 588 million tender given to a company in the region.

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