Governor Waititu headed back to office? Senate comes to his rescue

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Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu Photo/Courtesy
Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu Photo/Courtesy

Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen has revealed that the senate will have a special sitting on Monday 21st January 2020 to plot way forward for Governor Ferdinand Waititu’s impeachment.

December 2019, the embattled Governor was kicked out by Kiambu MCAs over alleged Abuse of office and gross misconduct.

Murokmen told the Media on Monday that the impeachment did not have any legal backing since it occurred during recess.

“Since we were on recess we agreed that we will revisit as soon as we finish the holiday. I have received 15 signatures required to convene a special sitting,” He said in a press conference.

Murkomen who is also the Elgeyo Marakwet senator said its yet to be determined if a special committee will be formed or the whole house will join the process.

In his letter drafted by advocate Ndegwa Njiru to senate Speaker Ken Lusaka, Waititu claimed his impeachment was unprocedural since the house had no quorum.

“From the commencement, the assembly did not have the requisite statutory quorum at any particular time, for reason that the sum number of the MCAs is 92, thus statutory quorum required under section 33(2) of the County Governments Act to pass such motion is 92,” Read the letter.

Waititu further argued that the members who attended were only 57 where 30 were in Labe Bogoria lodge, 3 in Dubai on office duties and 2 absent.