Just days after the Meru High Court suspended the first impeachment notice against Governor Kawira Mwangaza, Meru MCAs are prepared to present a second one this morning, December 6.
Even though there have been numerous attempts to broker a resolution, the conflict between Governor Mwangaza and the MCAs has grown more bitter.
MCA Abogeta West The first impeachment resolution was introduced by Denis Kiogora, who is also the minority whip, and he plans to reintroduce it.
68 out of 69 MCAs agreed to support the original proposal.
Mwangaza argued that allowing the first impeachment motion to go forward would be unfair to her because her fate had already been sealed because it had the support of 68 of the assembly’s 69 MCAs. She was successful in getting the motion quashed.
The county executive claims that there is bias in the impeachment process and refers to the proposal as a “sham process that is maliciously carried out in a secretive manner representing a flagrant defiance of the Constitution and the majority wish of the inhabitants of Meru County.”
The Meru ward delegates did not follow the proper procedure when they brought the resolution against the first-term governor, according to Justice Thripsisa Cherere’s ruling from the 30th of November.
The assembly was unable to debate Mwangaza’s motion for impeachment because of Justice Cherere.
The MCAs charge the governor with nepotism, illegitimate hiring and firing practices, as well as usurping the county organ’s statutory and constitutional authority.
Other justifications include unlawful riots being organized against assembly members and forcible entry into the assembly precincts, a breach of the legislation governing public financial management, and corruption in the selection of County Executive Committee nominees.
The Governor has been accused of engaging in nepotism and making illegitimate appointments, including assigning her husband to the nonexistent positions of patron of the Meru Youth Service and hustler’s ambassador without first holding a fair and open hiring procedure.
She is also charged with disobeying the requirements for the creation of county public service positions, including neglecting to submit her husband’s name for the assembly’s permission prior to making the contested appointments.
Following the court decision, Mwanagaza led a crowd in apologizing 70 times on behalf of each county assembly member, but the MCAs’ most recent action suggests her appeals went unheeded.
Mwangaza has also asked President William Ruto for help.
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