Governors to move to court in defense of ousted Gachagua

Governors will move to court to seek legal redress against the impeachment of Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua by the county’s MCAs.

Council of Governors Chairman Peter Munya said Gachagua was not given a chance to defend himself against the MCA’s who accused him of abuse of office, gross violation of the constitution in procurement, gross misconduct and corruption in the county government.

“This is a travesty of justice by the county assembly of Nyeri and we have confidence that the court will address this. The law allows everyone to have a chance to defend themselves,” Munya said.

Gachagua becomes the fourth county boss to face the wrath of MCA’s after the unsuccessful removal of his counterparts Martin Wambora (Embu), Mwangi Wa Iria (Murang’a), Paul Chepkwony ( Kericho) and Machakos Deputy Governor Bernard Kiala.

Yesterday, Senate speaker Ekwe Ethuro received communication from Nyeri County Speaker David Mugo notifying him of the decision of the County Assembly to impeach their governor.

Gachagua’s political woos worsened as he lost a court bid seeking conservatory orders to bar the Senate from deliberating his impeachment motion passed by the assembly.

According to the law and earlier precedents, the Senate Speaker shall within seven days appoint a special committee comprising 11 members to investigate the charges and report back to the Senate within 10 days.

Local MPs led by vocal Mukurwei-ini MP Kabando wa Kabando and Kieni’s Kanini Kega also took to the streets and stormed Gachagua’s office to ensure he was ‘out’.

Mr Kabando and Kanini called on all leaders to avoid inciting the public. The MP said a meeting of MPs, MCAs, religious leaders and political aspirants to discuss the matter would be held today.

“Parties in the dispute must remember we have been employed by the public. So let us discuss the issues raised without fear or bias during the Monday meeting while we await the Senate’s decision,” Kabando said.

 

 

 

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