In Summary

  • Mwangaza’s fate lies with the senate
  • Ann Waguiru advises the embattled governor to turn to God
  • All 59 MCAs who were present in the House on Wednesday evening voted in support of the motion

Embattled Meru County Governor Kawira Mwangaza was  unanimously impeached by the Meru County Assembly following the tabling of a second motion for her removal from office.

MCAs accused Mwangaza of committing seven violations which formed grounds for her impeachment.

READ Also: Why Meru MCAs Impeached Governor Mwangaza

What’s next for the Embattled Governor

Meru County Governor Kawira Mwangaza.(Photo Courtesy)

 

Mwangaza’s fate now once again lies with the Senate which is expected to uphold or overturn the impeachment.

The Senate may choose to form a special committee of 11 Senators to probe the matter or consider the impeachment motion as a House.

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A section Of Leaders Rally Behind Kawira

Ann Waiguru and Mwangaza at a past event (Photo courtesy)

 

A section of female governors have pledged to support the embattled Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza  after her impeachment  on Wednesday.

Council of Governor chairperson and Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru advised the Meru county chief to turn to God during this tough time.

‘’Asiye kuwa na wake ana Mungu… I stand with you my sister Gvn Kawira Mwangaza. It’s darkest before dawn. Look to the Hills from whence your help comes from.. There is God in Heaven’’

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Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika on her end has advised the Meru county chief to keep her head up high.

‘’My dear sister Gov  keep your head up and know that you are not alone. I stand with you. I Pray that your day comes when you overcome all these trials and come out stronger and a winner. May the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; May the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. It shall be well my sister! ‘’ Read her statement on X

Governors Who Have Faced Impeachment Motions

Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu . PHOTO| COURTESY

 

A number of impeachment motions tabled by different county assemblies to remove their governors

Martin Wambora become the first governor to be impeaches not once but twice

Paul Chepkwony  the Kericho Governor  was impeached after being accused of gross violation of the Constitution.

He, however, survived an impeachment Motion against him after the special Senate committee cleared him of all three charges.

Ferdinand Waititu the former Governor of Kiambu was impeached  by the Members of the County Assembly in Kiambu over three violations.

Ann Waiguru  the Kirinyaga Governor was sent packing after 23 MCAs passed the motion to impeach her on the grounds of impropriety and abuse of office, among other wrongs.

She survived after the senate cleared her to continue running the county affairs.

Former Wajir Governor Mohammed Abdi Mohamud was impeached by MCAs in 2021, which was four years after elections.

Mike Sonko,   Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was also impeached in 2020 by MCAs and senators approved his removal from office. His impeachment also came three years after elections.

 

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