Embattled Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru impeachment has been kickstarted once again, this time after the Jubilee party’s attempt to scare some MCAs to vote against her ouster motion flopped.
The seven nominated MCAs who had been summoned to the governor’s residence in Kangaru did not seem to like the deal brought to the table as they stormed out of the meeting convened to discuss the pending impeachment motion against her.
The ward representatives said they were ordered to sign a petition withdrawing their signatures in support of the motion.
The Kirinyaga Jubilee branch summoned the seven and ordered the withdrawal on grounds that the motion had not been sanctioned by the party headquarters. The lawmakers say they were met with threats and intimidation by senior Jubilee officials and Waiguru.
The Jubilee Kirinyaga branch chairman Muriithi Kangara warned them they would lose their salaries and later their nomination.
The motion of removal of the governor was tabled by Mutira ward MCA David Wangui in a sitting that was attended by all the 33 members of the county assembly on April 1. Thirty MCAs out of 33 signed the motion. However, the High Court, on April 7, suspended impeachment proceedings, citing effects of the coronavirus pandemic.